Instructional Leadership in a Culture of Change. Dr. Jim Nolan Penn State University. Why Change Efforts Fail?. “ Failure to understand how people experience change in contrast to how it was intended lies at the very heart of the spectacular lack of success of most social reforms.” ( Fullan)
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Dr. Jim Nolan
Penn State University
Good Idea Bad Idea
Failure SuccessChange Implementation
High Stakes Assessment
Developmentally appropriate practice
Improve qualityThe Tensions We Live
I am committed to the value or importance of: initiatives?
Open and direct communication
What I do or don’t do that prevents my commitment from being realized
I don’t talk to people whom I am really upset with.Confronting the Contradictions: Internal Languages
Competing commitments: I may also be committed to… initiatives?
Avoiding conflict whenever possible
What assumptions and BTB conclusions do I hold that underlie my behavior
I assume that if we have conflict we will not be able to work together collaboratively.Confronting the Contradictions: Internal Languages