Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy

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Overview

Many experienced principals have been to Michael Fullan workshops and most will own several of his books. In all honesty, I felt that while Michael is a great bloke and a legend in the change arena, he had been over-exposed as the Fullan production line has flooded the market every year. Then, along came this book- 85 pages of uncommon sense. A brilliant teaching strategy that Michael uses is taken from the Naked Chef's (Jamie Oliver) "Jamie's School Dinners". Schools aren't that different to kitchens. The current genre of cooking shows where a celebrity cook (Oliver, Ramsay etc) comes into a restaurant and improves the fare provides great entertainment (although Gordon Ramsay's techniques probably don't fit school situations!). The focus of change needs to re-establish ,with fresh eyes, why staff are there, and what the clients want. Then, the culture needs to change in the kitchen/school so that the long established ways of doing things either fit the new bill or disappear. This is a two-hour read, and it will re-connect school leaders to effective change. In time-strapped organisations, like schools, this is an excellent resource.

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Editorial Reviews

Milbrey Mc Lauglin
"A great book—a classic Fullan. He gives us the skinny on how leaders can take aim at inertia and set large-scale change in motion. Motion Leadership follows rules of powerful simplicity and transparency. This book inspires and shows leaders how they can achieve even the most ambitious change goals. Readers will be compelled to take action from the first page on."
Avis Glaze
“Leaders who know the 'skinny' move people to achieve amazing results in a culture of shared ownership. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The appeal of Motion Leadership in our global quest to improve learning is that it cuts to the core of what 21st-century leadership is all about.”
Steve Munby
“Fresh, lively, succinct. Whether you are just starting out as a new leader or are experienced at leading change, 'the skinny' is a great read. Motion Leadership will help you lead complex change.”
Milbrey McLauglin
"A great book—a classic Fullan. He gives us the skinny on how leaders can take aim at inertia and set large-scale change in motion. Motion Leadership follows rules of powerful simplicity and transparency. This book inspires and shows leaders how they can achieve even the most ambitious change goals. Readers will be compelled to take action from the first page on."
Tim Brighouse
‘Here’s a ‘Pearl and Dean’ trailer for a forthcoming multimedia presentation on the subtleties and urgencies of improving schools. All school leaders will want to have this easy-to-read skinny. If I were still a school system leader, I would buy a copy for every school, just as I did of Fullan’s original ‘What’s woth fighting for..’ and 'Leading in a culture of Change' books. Fullan defies the odds and gets even better with age. Mind you, I can’t wait for the multi-media version of Motion Leadership."
Bill Hogarth
"Fullan has done it again. The book opens up new worlds for school and system leaders. A giant leap forward that has path-breaking implications for educational leadership and the difference it can make to student achievement."
Justin B. Henry
"A book that contains considerable information about the change process. Michael Fullan focuses on the skills needed to effectively lead complex change."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412981316
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 85
  • Sales rank: 185,026
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Consulting Description

Consulting Description: Leadership

An innovative thinker who is sought-after by institutions, publishers, and international think-tanks, Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University in Canada.

Fullan served as dean of the faculty of education at the University of Toronto from 1988 to 2003, leading two major organizational transformations, including a merger of two large schools of education. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.

He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages. Four of his books have won book of the year awards, and his publications have been translated into several languages.

Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit http://www.corwin.com/learning/estudy/fullan.html for more information.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1. The Skinny
2. Change Problems
3. Change Itself
4. Connect Peers With Purpose
5. Capacity Building Trumps Judgmentalism
6. Learning Is the Work
7. Transparency Rules
8. Love, Trust, and Resistance
9. Leadership for All
References
Index
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