Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The New Leadership

Retired General Stan McChrystal led a new type of military force during his work in Afghanistan. It was amazing to hear him talk about leading a force that was spread across locations, was both military and non-military, and even spanned learning generations. The wisdom that comes from this TED talk is a great piece of lateral capacity building for educators. We are facing this same challenge. How do we build deeper more committed relationships with our staff with less and less face-to-face time? How do we "invert" the learning in our schools so that our students can move us forward in our professions? How do we grow our communities of influence beyond our certified staff while maintain common mission? Some of these answers are below in the video.

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