NAEYC PDI Institute, Indianapolis, IN. Sunday June 10, 2012
Alfred Osborne is the speaker - tweeted using #naeycinst and #openingplenary
There has to be an idea bigger than where we are.
You need to create a culture of leaders in your organization.
Leaders support innovation and welcome change as an opportunity to test limits.
Gretzky – willing to go where the puck is GOING, not where it is.
Are you prepared to do a lot of skating??
You have to have a vision, and you have to know how to communicate it. Don’t keep it to yourself. Build a following thru this communicating. This leads to involvement. And once you have commitment you will get ACTION.
Must build a follow-ship so transformation can occur.
Involvement leads to commitment and if you have commitment you will get ACTION.
Transformational leadership is what we need.
Are we living the life we expect of others?
Thinking strategically is different than strategic planning. We need strategic thinking and social entrepreneurs.
Every problem is a brilliantly disguised opportunity
Where is the value in this disguised opportunity?
Must recognize the opportunity?
What will be done?
What will be changed?
Inputs » a process that converts to outputs » create outcome (short/mid/long) » then we measure the impact the intervention had.
If you avoid stress you live longer and avoid things like strokes which are inconvenient when they occur.
You must know all the facts. Not just the ones that support your story.
Organizations that grow, tinker at the edge of what they do best… If you are paying attention you know where to go next.
Kipling used to say… what did he say?… My little serving friends (Kipling): Why what where when who and how
MIP management improvement process
LIP leadership improvement process
SIP school improvement process
“I have an __IP for everything I do.”
Vision without courage is not worth a dime.
Many of us have the vision but don’t have the willingness to do the work… to cross the desert, too hot, no water, snakes, etc..
It’s not enough to have the vision… you must be able to articulate it and identify clear action steps so folks know what needs to happen.
1) clear focused strategy » everyone they talked to knew what they did/do
2) operational excellence » flawless execution » seamless
3) culture » develop and maintain a culture » hold them accountable to be their best
4) structure » build and maintain an fast flexible and flat (you want leaders close to the action) organization » easy for people to work in it
Winners are followed by:
Never tell people what to do
Tell them what you want them to achieve