Unit 4 - Leaders

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Activities

  1. Relational leaders have 6 key meaning makers – as noted in pages 120-122 in Chapter 5 - The Relational Leader.  Using the 6, reflect on an administrator that you have worked with now or in the past regarding their strengths or areas of need in each of the key meaning makers.

    1.      A compelling purpose

    2.      Seeing and being a part of the big picture

    3.      Meeting challenges and high expectations

    4.      Being in control and responsible

    5.      Being part of a team

    6.      Feedback/keeping track

  2. After reading, Good to Great, by Jim Collins, select five of your best staff members and comment about what characteristics make them some of your best employees.

Assignments

  1. After reading the Leading Blog, The 12 Absolutes of Leadership featuring Gary Burnison, select three of the absolutes and comment in one paragraph each, regarding where you are in your school/district today regarding these absolutes. Email your paragraphs to your class instructor with the subject Total Leaders Unit 4 Assignment 1.  Be sure to include your name.  
  2. Relational leaders have 6 key meaning makers – as noted in pages 120-122 in Chapter 5 - The Relational Leader. In the activity, you reflected on an administrator that you worked with.  Write a one-two page paragraph regarding this administrator and what strengths you would model and what areas of need you would do differently. Email your paragraphs to your class instructor with the subject Total Leaders Unit 4 Assignment 2.  Be sure to include your name.   

  3. After watching the video, True Leader, write one to two paragraphs reflecting on a time when you started to move a tree by yourself. (started making a move for the better in your school/district by yourself, because you knew it was best for students) Email your paragraphs to your class instructor with the subject Total Leaders Unit 4 Assignment 3.  Be sure to include your name.