Thinking up ways to innovate within the limitations of the traditional education system is an unfortunate burden many educators have to bear. There are only so many ideas one can come up with before everything starts feeling like recycled material—destined, at best, for mediocre success. Enter Michael Michalko and his bestseller, Thinkertoys. By sharing tools and techniques that allow you to look at a problem from a point of view no one else has considered, Michalko can help bring your learning environment to that next stage of transformation you’ve been yearning for.
Creating a culture that emanates joy, learner engagement, safety, and other abstract qualities you and your community desire takes a kind of leadership hard to achieve. In Tony Hsieh’s New York Times bestseller, Delivering Happiness, he takes you on a journey you have likely never experienced before. As CEO of Zappos, a billion dollar company that was purchased by Amazon, Tony wanted to develop a different type of corporate culture. Focusing on the happiness of others, he implemented strategies that are immediately transferable to learner-centered environments and building the culture you and your community deserve.
Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences that Matter Most
Peter M. Dewitt
Have you ever found the perfect words to lead your team in a transformative effort only to soon realize those words weren’t resonating with the group? Odds are, you were solely relying on your lived experience to mold them. And in doing so, you were unable to capture a message that resonated with the entirely different experiences of each individual on your team. As Peter M. DeWitt explains in Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences that Matter Most, to create a transformative space, you must meet your stakeholders where they are and invite them to join the conversation, knowing they will be heard. Discover the radical changes you can make to empower and build your team.