It points out some basic concepts on leadership skills without delivering any particular insights to common sense. On a more positive note, the author's writing style makes it for a pleasant read.
Reflections on teaching, learning, and leadership. Sunday, May 3, A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader I pondered just sending out the title of this post as a tweet — short, sweet well not so muchand to the point.
Instead of just throwing out a sound bite into the social media abyss a detailed explanation is in order. As of late, I have been working with a greater number of teachers across the country on digital leadership and learning. During the many conversations that ensue over the course of the workshop, a common theme has developed and that is real change can only come from the adults that have a specific title such as Board of Education member, superintendent, other central office administrators, principals, supervisors, etc.
I would also bet that I am not the only one who feels this way either. Titles are often squandered that result in lost opportunities to transform organizations in positive ways. They commonly tell others what to do without having done it themselves or assisting in the process.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
Changes that are implemented by leaders by title are never sustained. What scares me the most about leaders by title only is that they have the ability and power to inhibit the changes that are desperately needed.
The perception of the term leader needs to change and it begins with you. Leadership is comprised of a dynamic mix of behaviors, mindset, and skills, which are used to move people where a leader wants them to be for the betterment of the organization.
In the case of schools, great leaders help others see the value of change by clearly articulating the why and how to build broad support through consensus. However, a real leader knows when to step in and make the hard decisions that have to be made having calculated the positive outcomes prior.
They also stand by these decisions in the face of adversity. In my opinion, all leaders have one thing in common — they do, as opposed to just talk.
Leadership is about action, not position. This comes back to the motivation for this post. Some of the best leaders I have seen during my years in education never had a title.
What they did have was the tenacity to act on a bold vision for change to improve learning for kids as well as overall school culture. Make no mistake about the fact that many of you are surrounded by these people each day both physically and virtually.You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader.
By Mark Sanborn: In respects, to becoming a leader this book sorts out the small details many leaders forget.
This book is a great choice for today's leaders! nshumaker. Review posted June 1, 5. This was wonderful. I really enjoyed the stories. I work with a team of people and I would love all . Leaders influence and impact with or without a title or authority.
And a good leader leads for good. Related: Don't Wait for Someone Else to Make Your Dream a Reality.
"You don't need a title to be a leader". Name of the book itself conveys a good message "The Title or position doesn't make any change unless the person himself makes". Mark Sanborn clearly says "To be a leader you have to Influence and Inspire people.
Influence and Inspiration doesn't come from the position, It comes from the person.4/5. May 03, · A Title Doesn't Make You a Leader There's a wonderful slim book called You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn that focuses on this topic.
I highly recommend it! We need this message to get out to educators. Reply Delete. Replies. Eric Sheninger June 19, at PM. In his inspiring new book, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn, the author of the national bestseller The Fred Factor, shows how each of us can be a leader in our daily lives and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position.4/5(11).
In his inspiring new book, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn, the author of the national bestseller The Fred Factor, shows how each of us can be a leader in our daily lives and make a positive difference, whatever our title or position/5().