To listen to the recorded version of this webinar, click on the mp3 file at the bottom of the list of attached files below.
Dennis Sparks, deeply respected teacher, author, executive coach, and former executive director of the National Staff Development Council, engages in an intimate dialogue about what it takes to skillfully and compassionately lead with a results focus.
Leaders matter. What they say, what they do, how they feel, deeply impacts others’ performance. These are attributes often neglected when leadership is discussed, but they are highly critical. Dennis has spent many years thinking and writing about leadership that promotes continuous improvements in student and adult learning.
His reflections and experiences as a leader have led him to value such qualities as:
Exemplifying positive attitudes and mutual respect
Dennis provided six one-page articles to facilitate your reflection on leadership as well as an interview he did with Jerry Sternin that explores the Positive Deviance approach. All seven articles are available below.
You can stay current with Dennis by reading his blog: Leading for Results.
In July 2007, Dennis Sparks stepped down from the position of executive director of NSDC, a post he held for more than 20 years. He now works with leadership teams to develop their capacity to continuously improve teaching and learning in all classrooms. He is the bestselling author of Leading for Results (Available from Corwin Press and Amazon.com), and a bi-monthly contributor to the online publication Leading Through Learning.
Check out our other webinars and the associated resources:
|Leaders First Change Themselves.pdf||61.25 KB|
|Find the Core of an Idea.pdf||62.48 KB|
|When Leaders Speak Their Truth.pdf||57.62 KB|
|The Leader's Role in Cultivating Positive Emotions.pdf||61.54 KB|
|Match Words with Deeds to Establish Trust.pdf||61.83 KB|
|Leaders Relate, Repeat and Reframe.pdf||61.45 KB|
|Interview with Jerry Sternin on Positive Deviance.pdf||131.5 KB|
|Recording of the Conversation with Dennis Sparks.mp3||12.91 MB|