A HANDBOOK FOR COLLABORATIVE LEADERS:
Millennials Assess The Workplace of Today
This book equates leadership with problem-solving. Don proves this with 30 years tutoring experience and by the rationale (and examples) in the written pages. Leaders solve problems.Don’s book shows the methodology of collaboration, i.e. how-to collaborate. The initial section depicts collaboration as facilitated by a third party. It recommends this as a learning tool before engaging in deliberations where the facilitator “owns” a stake in the problem. A follow-up section discusses collaborating amid anger, hidden agenda and two-party collaboration. In other words, when a stakeholder and facilitator are one. In this manner, learning is incremental, develop-mental; knowledge is added to what has already been learned. A Handbook for Collaborative Leaders: Millennials Assess the Workplace of Today introduces a twin-poled leader model to replace the Situational Leadership of Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. It argues that H/B’s accepted model, now some 60 years in use, misidentifies the situation as revolving around internal measures such as knowledge, trust, and closeness. Rather, the actual situation must be defined by external measures -- chiefly, what is confronting workers and what problem does this situation present. Bi-Polar leading reconciles authority-based leading with participatory models as challenged by jurist Michael Josephson in 1989. Until now, that challenge has gone unanswered.Throughout the book, readers will find a sense of supervisors and the rank-and-file bonding into something greater than themselves. Examples of such are found in the case studies, all written not by Don, but by his former students. Without a one-size-fits-all, workshop participants design their unique leader template, one which offers a menu of more than 24 intervention styles.
COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR THE CLASSROOM:
Leading Gen Z Student
Today’s global economy depends on the sharing of knowledge rather than the provision of goods and services. Knowledge can originate at any level of the organization. New models of classroom leadership are needed to prepare children for their more interactive future. Moreover, students are better equipped to interact with their teachers than ever before. They get frustrated when they can’t participate in decision-making. As professor William Glasser writes, “Boss management fails because it limits both the quality of the work and the production of the (student) worker. Its use actually causes most of the discipline problems we are trying to prevent.” Don Broadwell, a former Marine, college instructor, and leadership scholar offers a blueprint that will help teachers and students become more successful.
Learn how to:
* discern the differences between collaborative leading and command and control;
* create your own leadership style. One size does not fit all;
* make leading exciting for students;
* turn leading a classroom into a stimulating, stress-free activity.
From the evolution of leadership thought from Lao Tzu in ancient times, through the Human Potential Movement of the 1990s, to the present emphasis on collaboration, this book is an essential resource for anyone who works with and cares about children. Don Broadwell lays a solid foundation and makes a persuasive argument for changing the way teachers facilitate the decision-making process. Collaboration between students and their teacher in goal setting, activities selection, and outcomes assessment promises much more than buy-in; it leads to enthusiastic achievement embraced by all classroom stakeholders, children, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.
-- Gary Newbill, JD, EdD, retired school district superintendent from Washington State, Dean and Professor of Education emeritus at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington.