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Motion Leadership

The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy

Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this concise book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to “move” individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412981316
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 96
  • Publication date: November 25, 2009

Price: $25.95



Leadership Solutions

"Leaders who know the 'skinny' move people to achieve amazing results in a culture of shared ownership. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The appeal of Motion Leadership in our global quest to improve learning is that it cuts to the core of what 21st-century leadership is all about."
—Avis Glaze, Former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario
Founding CEO, Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario, Canada

"Fresh, lively, succinct. Whether you are just starting out as a new leader or are experienced at leading change, this book is a great read. Motion Leadership will help you lead complex change."
—Steve Munby, Chief Executive
National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services, Nottingham, United Kingdom

"A great book—a classic Fullan. He gives us the skinny on how leaders can take aim at inertia and set large-scale change in motion. Motion Leadership follows rules of powerful simplicity and transparency. This book inspires and shows leaders how they can achieve even the most ambitious change goals. Readers will be compelled to take action from the first page on."
—Milbrey McLauglin, David Jacks Professor of Education and Public Policy
Stanford University

Create positive motion in your organization by becoming savvy about change!

Michael Fullan, working with effective change leaders, provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to "move" individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward. Cycling from practice to theory and back again, this easy-to-read book offers examples from Fullan's global experience to help readers:

  • Understand problems and work with change
  • Mobilize peers to collaborate
  • Specialize in capacity building
  • Promote learning as the work of individuals and organizations
  • Make progress and performance results transparent
  • Earn trust by demonstrating integrity and competence
  • Enable others to become motion leaders
Now available as an eCourse! Visit http://bit.ly/1WQJQZu for more information.

Key features

This book:
  • Presents content that is written in an easy-to-understand style
  • Offers many practical examples and anecdotes
  • Provides tables, figures and photographs to create a rich graphic experience that complements the content 


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Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan currently serves as co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative. He is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. Prior to his work as an educator, Fullan acted as Special Policy Adviser to Premier Dalton McGuinty in Ontario from 2003 to 2013. Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012, as well as five honorary doctorates from various universities around the world. Currently, Fullan and his team focus on system transformation in education across multiple countries. For more information, visit www.michaefullan.ca.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Author

1. The Skinny

2. Change Problems

3. Change Itself

4. Connect Peers With Purpose

5. Capacity Building Trumps Judgmentalism

6. Learning Is the Work

7. Transparency Rules

8. Love, Trust, and Resistance

9. Leadership for All





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