Leading a Learning Organization: The Science of Working with Others

Overview

Do negative emotions and disparaging stereotypes drive the Organizational culture of your school? Written for principals and teacher leaders, Leading a Learning Organization offers practical implementations of key research in emotional intelligence, positive psychology, leadership, and the neuroscience of learning. Learn how to move your school beyond fear, stress, anger, and cynicism, and turn it into a purpose-driven, focused community where ...

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Overview

Do negative emotions and disparaging stereotypes drive the Organizational culture of your school? Written for principals and teacher leaders, Leading a Learning Organization offers practical implementations of key research in emotional intelligence, positive psychology, leadership, and the neuroscience of learning. Learn how to move your school beyond fear, stress, anger, and cynicism, and turn it into a purpose-driven, focused community where profound learning occurs.

Leading a Learning Organization explores:

The phenomenon of emotional contagion in schools

Why some schools get hooked on stress

How to handle learning overload

How to create empowering mental representations

The cognitive, interpersonal, and organizational benefits of collaboration

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935249351
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 11/25/2009
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author xi

Introduction 1

Who Are the Leaders, Who Are the Led? 2

The Steep Slope of Change 2

An Overview of Leading a Learning Organization 3

Chapter 1 Strategic Emotional Focus 5

Core Knowledge: Emotion 6

Solutions in Action: Strategic Emotional Focus 14

Chapter 2 Acknowledging and Reframing Fear 23

Core Knowledge: Fear 24

Solutions in Action: Change, Analysis, and Reframing 33

Chapter 3 The Impact of Stress on Organizational Learning 39

Core Knowledge: Stress 40

Your Allostatic Load 44

Patterns of Group Stress Response 45

The Stress-Reward Endorphin Cycle 47

Solutions in Action: Interrupting the Cycle 48

Chapter 4 Vision With Learning in Mind 55

Core Knowledge: Vision Construction 56

Mental Representations in Pre-K-12 Education 59

Solutions in Action: Developing Focused Mental Representations 62

Chapter 5 Purpose-Driven Inquiry 71

Core Knowledge: Inquiry 71

Types of Questions Your School Should Ask 75

Solutions in Action: Purpose-Driven Inquiry 78

Chapter 6 Using Memory Systems to Stimulate Deep Organizational Learning 89

Core Knowledge: Memory 89

Solutions in Action: Memory and Deep Organizational Learning 94

Chapter 7 Handling Learning Overload 99

Core Knowledge: Learning Overload 99

Solutions in Action: Organizational Focal Points 102

Chapter 8 Creating a Defined Learning Culture 113

Core Knowledge: Defined Learning Cultures 113

Enemies of a Defined Learning Culture 117

Solutions in Action: Establishing a Defined Learning Culture 118

Chapter 9 Inspired Collaboration 127

Core Knowledge: Collaboration 127

Common Collaborative Patternsin School 132

Solutions in Action: Learning-Centered Collaboration Strategies 135

Chapter 10 Conclusion 143

References 147

Index 173

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