Fullan et al note that “Leadership, to be effective, must spread throughout the organisation” in order to build sustainability through “fostering success in others” (Henry Mintzberg 2004) . When the change leader moves on the question is “how many leaders are left behind?” .
In our Cluster we have created 3 Practice Leaders with teams of 8 who support & monitor practice and deal with administration and appraisal; 4 Project Team Leaders who have an area of responsibility in Literacy, Numeracy, Social Skills & Behaviour and Students with High Learning Needs whose brief it is to train a team to work in schools in the chosen field & produce resources for the rest of the Cluster and Special Interest Groups for Maori & Pasifika RTLB who upskill the team in cultural development. These leaders all receive professional development in leadership & management and form the Management Team.
This structure is complex and dynamic allowing room for leadership development and innovation while looking to the future in the growing of future leaders for “sustainable reform”
Through this change pr0cess we all need to work with people who are:
- immoveable and thus resistant or passive aggressive who are limiting their capacity to move forward
- moveable and needing to be encouraged & resourced to take the steps towards a paradigm shift
- moving and needing to be given the room to be innovative & flexible “to resonate with the excitement of the new paradigm” (Ken Robinson). Please click on this video link to be inspired by Ken Robinson on “The Power of the Imagination”. http://youtu.be/ywtLnd3xOVU
Note that the 3 categories of people identified above are attributable to Benjamin Franklin.