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Nuance

Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail
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By: Michael Fullan

A Joint Publication With the Ontario Principals' Council and the B.C. Principals' and Vice Principals' Association

Break the cycle of surface-level change and failure
How do leaders become clearer as complexity increases? We live in a world where decisions require judgment, getting people on board, drawing on local knowledge, ingenuity, and commitment. As leaders, how do you get beneath surface-level change to tackle complex challenges with depth and clarity. Nuance is the answer. Michael Fullan returns with an eminently readable, compelling and practical guide on the three habits of nuance: joint determination, adaptability, and culture-based accountability. Learn how you can:

  • Combine the power of networks and humanity to get to desired destinations
  • Embrace complexity and understand context to develop better judgmenChange the culture of your organization to harness the forces of nuance
  • Develop quality change that sticks

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544309927
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2018
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publication date: November 26, 2018

Price: $29.95

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Break the cycle of surface-level change and failure

How do leaders become clearer as complexity increases? We live in a world where decisions require judgment, getting people on board, drawing on local knowledge, ingenuity, and commitment. As leaders, how do you get beneath surface-level change to tackle complex challenges with depth and clarity.

Nuance is the answer.

Michael Fullan returns with an eminently readable, compelling and practical guide on the three habits of nuance: joint determination, adaptability, and culture-based accountability. Learn how you can:

· Combine the power of networks and humanity to get to desired destinations.

· Embrace complexity and understand context to develop better judgment

· Change the culture of your organization to harness the forces of nuance.

· Develop quality change that sticks

With tons of examples and case studies of this book makes explicit the hidden habits and mind frames of leaders who deliver lasting change.

Author(s)

Author(s)

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Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan currently serves as co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative. He is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. Prior to his work as an educator, Fullan acted as Special Policy Adviser to Premier Dalton McGuinty in Ontario from 2003 to 2013. Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012, as well as five honorary doctorates from various universities around the world. Currently, Fullan and his team focus on system transformation in education across multiple countries. For more information, visit www.michaefullan.ca.



Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Making the World Go Round


Chapter 1. The Nature and Need for Nuance

Nuance: A Subtle Difference in or Shade of Meaning, Expression, or Sound

Surfacers vs. Nuancers

Leonardo da Vinci: The Patron Saint of Nuance

Nuance: Never More Needed Than Now

The Nature of Nuanced Leadership

The Nuanced Leadership Framework

Chapter 2. Jointly Determined Change: Be Right at the End of the Meeting

The Prevalence of Bad Leadership

Joint Determination

Case Example One: The Problem of Declining Levels of Principal Well-Being

Case Example Two: Districtwide Transformation to “Deep Learning”

Case Example Three: School Turnaround

Case Example Four: Turning Around Persistently Failing Schools

Integrative Leadership

Chapter 3. Adaptability: Learn and Lead in Equal Measure

Case Example Five: Rescuing Education From Technology

Case Example Six: The Toronto District School Board

Case Example Seven: Shattering Inequity

Case Example Eight: Global Initiative in Deep Learning

Adaptability

Chapter 4. Culture-Based Accountability: Trust and Interact

The Fruitless Pursuit of Top-Down Accountability

Ingredients of Culture-Based Accountability

1. Use the Group to Change the Group

2. Precision Over Prescription

3. Feedback: Collaboration, Candor, and Autonomy

4. Trust and Interact vs. Trust but Verify

5. See the Forest and the Trees

6. Accountability as Culture

Examples of Natural Accountability Linked to Results

Case Example Nine: Strengthening Whole System Accountability

Case Example Ten: Integrating Accountability and Improvement

Culture Counts

Chapter 5. Nuanced Leaders and the World

More Macro

Learners and Change Agents: Attack Inequity and Thrive on Every Level

Being and Becoming a Nuanced Leader

References


Index


Acknowledgments


About the Author


Reviews

Reviews


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