Leadership FOR Change A Review of Key Change Concepts A Brief Look at Key Leadership Practices. West Virginia 21 st Century Leadership for 21 st Century Schools November, 2007. Jerry Valentine Professor of School Leadership Director, Middle Level Leadership Center University of Missouri.
West Virginia 21st Century
Leadership for 21st Century Schools
Professor of School Leadership
Director, Middle Level Leadership Center
University of Missouri
Lewin’s Three Stages of Change:
Current State Unfreeze Transition Freeze
Transformational leadership with flexible strategies understood by all is usually necessary to achieve lasting, second-order change
Comfort w/ on-going change
Realization of needed change
Engagement & Problem Solving
Frustrations of implementing the change
Realization of urgency for change
Successful change strategies are…
Socially based and
Collaborative Environment Conversations
Assume that lack of personal and group capacity is the problem….
and work on it continuously.
Adapted from Fullan 2006 and Kanter 2004
When studying factors that influence achievement:
Jerry Valentine, Middle Level Leadership Center, 211 Hill Hall, University of Missouri (573) 882-0944 ValentineJ@missouri.edu www.MLLC.org
Margaret Wheatley 2005
Hargreaves and Fink 2006
it is essential that school leaders understand the process of change
and the human dynamics of change.
Adapted from Pfeffer & Sutton 2000