Leaders and Managers

15 Jun

https://i1.wp.com/www.customfitonline.com/media/94883/leaders-vs-managers.jpg

A few random thoughts this week as week are in the midst of reports and I have read some intesting pieces in last week.

Good school leaders share the same qualities as good managers.  They are as CK Prahalad says ‘custodians of society’s most powerful institutions’.

I was reading Prahalad’s column in the 2010 Jan/Feb edition of Harvard Business Review, I was struck by the timelessness of Prahalad’s notes for managers (written in 1977) and St Ignatius Loyola’s principles for leaders (written in 1500s). I must recommend the publication.

For Loyola – successful leaders:

  • cultivate self-awareness and seek to understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses
  • innovate and adapt to a changing world
  • engage others with a caring attitude and tapping into their potential
  • energise others by setting the bar high.

For Prahalad – responsible managers:

  • are committed to their own learning and development
  • display humility, care and courage
  • are inclusive
  • realise the importance of loyalty
  • assume responsibility for outcomes as well as for processes and people
  • balance achievement with compassion and learning with understanding.

What lessons can principals learn from good managers and vice versa? It is something to reflect on this week. I know I am reflecting on the fact this year I am part of a Senior Leadership Team not a Management Team. There is a difference.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Mytwosentences

Thoughts and Observations from Edward Roads

TheoPop

Theology, Religion, Education and Other Big Questions in Today's World

Learn To Love Food

Food Fun For Feeding Therapy and Picky Eaters

Enseñar a pensar

Metodologías de innovación educativa

youreffectiveleadership

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

NotesFromNina

Meaningful learning and effective teaching with a Finnish twist

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

karen spencer

"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral...Education is a political act." — Paulo Freire

Education in the Age of Globalization

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Teaching & E-Learning

Learning in Today's World

A View from the Middle

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Powerful Learning: It's a Digital Thing

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Search Msdn

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Artichoke

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Mike's Blog

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Back2skool

Technology lessons from the classroom...

Welcome to the Frontpage

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

Mark's Learning Log

Director of Learning Inquiries Pty Ltd (an experienced educator from Principal to Coach)

Mal Lee

where the mountain meets the surf, anything is possible

%d bloggers like this: