Thank you for attending our sessions at ISTE 2015. We had a great time and enjoyed learning with all of you. As promised we have posted the session slides.
Thanks for joining us in learning how to guide sustainable change.
Leaders who support and guide change do the following:
Change is the one constant and how you lead matters.
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We are so excited to be at ISTE this year working and learning with people from all over the world. We are especially thrilled to be part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Making IT Happen Award. Years ago we were thrilled when we were awarded our “pink” jackets and now we are thrilled to wear the new black jackets.
As we get older our eyesight changes. We lose the ability to see close up and it’s easy to miss the small details in life. When we think about vision, it’s important to notice the small details, while keeping your eyes on the larger vision. Leaders must think about the whole picture and an important part of your role is to make sure a clear vision is directing your team’s path. Leaders must be realistic when creating vision, however, at the vision setting level it’s important to keep the day to day challenges in perspective so they do not cloud clarity for the future.
A few questions we think are important for leaders to consider when creating and monitoring vision include:
When your vision is clear and you have received input and support from your leadership team and/or mentor, model and reinforce the vision throughout your learning community. Successful strategies that you may consider in helping define/redefine and keeping the vision alive and current include:
Determining, communicating and maintaing an organizational vision is the first step to guiding a successful change process. Next is keeping the larger purpose in focus as day-to-day details pull your attention in different directions. Taking time to reflect on the questions above, and creating spaces to learn will only make you a stronger leader who builds sustainable change within their organization.