Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance
Based on original research from a seven-year global study, this talk reveals how leaders from diverse organizations inspired and uplifted their teams’ performance. Distilling the six common characteristics of leaders at high-performing organizations across business, sports, and education, Andy explores the nature of uplift, its impact on performance, and the ways to achieve it within and beyond an organization’s walls.
What’s Worth Fighting For In Education
Andy argues the relationship between those in the school and those outside it must be fundamentally reframed. In a world of growing complexity and rapid change, if educators are going to bring about significant improvements in teaching and learning within schools, they must forge strong, open, and interactive connections with communities beyond them. To do this, the authors urge teachers and principals to go “wider” by developing new relationships with parents, employers, universities, technology, and the broader profession. At the same time, educators must also go “deeper” into the heart of their own practice by rediscovering the passion and moral purpose that make teaching and learning exciting and effective. As in the other two books in this series, the authors provide guidelines for teachers and principals to help them expand and improve their thinking and practice, and to show policy makers and communities what they can do and why they should do it for the sake of the future of children and society.
Building a 21st Century Education System
Why does successful, enduring change beyond a few isolated schools continue to elude us? The fundamental problem, says Andy, is that educational change is more complex and controversial than the change literature has recognized. In this book, Hargreaves and the other contributors move the dialogue about change beyond the technical aspects to three essential areas of teaching, learning, and leadership that have received only limited attention: the passion, purpose, and politics of change. This presentation emphasizes the importance of professional networks based on collaboration and trust, rather than pitting teachers and schools against one another. Andy looks optimistically at many of the complexities of change. Together, they extend the educational change agenda, confront some of the most difficult obstacles, and offer hope and practical guidance for bringing about positive educational change that benefits all students.
Horace Mann League | Outstanding Friend of Public Education Award
University of Louisville | Grawemeyer Award in Education
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in Britain
Learning Forward | Contribution to the Field Award