Leading Organization Change

With launching innovative digital learning initiatives, such as my project-based e-learning (PBeL) initiative, comes inevitable resistance to change. But to become a self-differentiated leader who can overcome these obstacles, one must address certain aspects of the human heart.  Continue reading “Leading Organization Change”

Installing 4DX with My Team

“…the challenge with execution is not simply executing on a goal, it’s executing on a goal in the midst of a hundred-mile-an-hour whirlwind.” -Chris McChesney, Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey and author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution

What is this “whirlwind” you ask? It is the “massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis…” (McChesney, Covey, & Hurling, 2012, p. 6). It is also “the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new.” So how do we overcome it? Continue reading “Installing 4DX with My Team”

Influencer’s Three Keys to Successful Behavior Change

In any organization, deviating from the norm creates havoc. People are either going to love it or hate it. You get a little bit of both. So, what do you do with those who hate it?

It is not enough to state your why for the cause of change; you also have to change people’s behavior towards this new project. According to Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, influencers count on three keys to successfully create rapid, profound, and sustainable behavior change (Grenny et al., 2013). I have applied these three keys to success towards my initiative of implementing project-based e-learning in K-12 classrooms (more specifically, the K-5 classrooms within the elementary school I work at). Continue reading “Influencer’s Three Keys to Successful Behavior Change”

Let Me Win Over Your Heart by Starting with Why

“Very very few people or organizations know why they do what they do—and by why, I don’t mean to make a profit—that’s a result, it’s always a result. By why, I mean what’s your purpose? What’s your cause? What’s your belief? Why does your organization exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care?” -Simon Sinek (2009)

This is my why:

We believe in preparing our future leaders for the world of tomorrow.

Continue reading “Let Me Win Over Your Heart by Starting with Why”