Leader’s Corner

Connecting Big Ideas

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” ~ Elon Musk A Leadership Institute participant stated, “[Dan Heath] sure left me thinking as a leader. His message at the end of [his keynote focused on] picking one …

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Upstream Thinking . . . Who will pay for what does not happen?

Leader’s Corner “Tiny shifts in large systems can have powerful effects.” ~ Dan Heath Instructional Leadership Routines (ILR) are specific to leading instructional improvement at the building level. In a district using the Blueprint framework, building leaders are able to reorganize their time and rely on established systems so that their focus can be on …

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Upstream Thinking . . . How to know you’re succeeding?

“What counts as success?  With downstream work, success can be wonderfully tangible, and that’s partly because it involves restoration.  Downstream efforts restore the previous state. . . . But with upstream efforts, success is not always self-evident.” ~ Dan Heath Instructional Leadership Routines are specific to leading instructional improvement at the building level. In a …

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