Initiating Change: Leading from Your Position. NACADA Summer Institute 2011 Joanne K. Damminger , Ed.D . Salem Community College. Thank you to Ruth Darling, Jenny Bloom , Charlie Nutt, and Pamela Marsh-Williams for content provided in this presentation. Overview. Defining Leadership
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NACADA Summer Institute 2011
Joanne K. Damminger, Ed.D.
Salem Community College
Thank you to Ruth Darling, Jenny Bloom , Charlie Nutt, and Pamela Marsh-Williams for content provided in this presentation .
“The History and Organization of
“Advising and the Campus Environment”
Know your institution:
“Designing Effective Advisor
“Assessment of Academic Advising”
Burns (1995) posits that leadership is one of the most studied but least understood concepts on earth.
“I’m talking about leadership as the development
of vision and strategies, the alignment of relevant
people behind those strategies, and the
empowerment of individuals to make the vision
happen, despite obstacles.”
“Leadership is an influence
relationship among leaders
and followers [constituents]
who intend real changes
that reflect their mutual
purposes” (p. 102).
FIRST: Leaders must know thyself!
SECOND: Leaders must know the
THIRD: Adopt a model for change
You Can Lead from Your Position!
JUST DO IT!
Kouzes and Posner, 2002
There is continual need to increase knowledge in and out of educational organizations
Predicated on first 3 points
Goal is to increase fear of “not trying.”
Too often we approach change with a powerful double
We see the value of change,
but by other people.
Changes we seek in
others we associate positively with
But change that others seek in us,
we associate negatively as
we experience a sense of loss
What will you do differently?
How will you lead in your culture of change?
“When leaders deliberately
cultivate a strategy of small
wins, they actively make people
feel like winners and make it
easier for people to want to go
along with their requests” (p. 211).
Kouzes and Posner, 2002
It is not the goal to have the highest number of innovative projects that glitter from a
“So many innovations, so little time.”
(Fullan, 2001, p. 36)
Follow your change model!
JUST DO IT!
Nike, June 1971
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
The last is to say thank you.
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