Leadership Essentials, Mark Osborne
Change Leadership Essentials
"The only constant in life is change, but unfortunately very little professional learning is available to existing and aspiring school leaders on how best to lead change."
Michael Fullan argues that change knowledge is ‘a forever proposition’ for school middle and senior leaders, meaning that there will never be a time when they are not leading some kind of change. Unfortunately there is very little professional learning is available to existing and aspiring school leaders on how best to effectively lead such changes.
What are the ‘must knows’ of change leadership? If you were to focus your attention on a few key areas, what would they be?
This session will draw on Mark Osborne's PhD research into leading change effectively to identify to guiding principles and practical strategies to help people support teams and communities through change.
Particular consideration will be given to:
- Preparing for change: building readiness, generating urgency and overcoming status quo bias.
- Implementing change: supporting people to take first steps, diffusing innovation through the whole organisation and working with resistance to change.
- Sustaining change: embedding change in the culture of the organisation, consolidating, self-review and generating further change.
Particularly useful for current and aspiring middle and senior leaders.
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