- Leaders need to have high expectations, but if leaders are too imposing and dominating, they won’t get buy in. People will back off.
- Leaders should:
- Push: Have high expectations for the system to do better
- Pull: Attract people to the moral imperative and combine intrinsic motivation and social collaboration
I feel that sometimes that some leaders are so focused on an end goal that they forget all about the moral imperative and the human condition (intrinsic motivation and collaboration). This is an obvious sign of ineffective leadership. The ability to build capacity is also a skill ineffective leaders lack.
Michael Fullan’s Topic Videos is a series of 22 short clips, 2-3 minutes each delve into a variety of educational topics . These videos include real life examples suitable for teachers, principals, and administrators. The videos are designed and filmed to illustrate ‘motion leadership in action’.
What are your take-a-ways from ‘The Push & Pull Factor‘?