Jun 09 2012
Is your organisation like Apple or Dell?
What is your organisations core purpose? Whether you are within education or business this great TED talk by Simon Sinek on How great leaders inspire action is great food for thought.
Simon talks through leadership in essence as what puts others, (as individuals or organisations) apart from the rest? Ultimately ‘they think, act and communicate differently’ I have been lucky in my career that the educational establishments I have worked in have approached our core business with an ‘inside out approach’ (for more information watch the talk below) As a collective community all stakeholders were signed up to the core vision, they all gave 110%, they gave blood, sweat and tears for the cause and that is why the organisations I have worked for have always been on the up.
Another idea that arises from watching this talk is the development of distributive leadership within your school or organisation, if everyone pulls together and shares the vision and focuses on the why we are doing this, is there more potential to increase the distributive leadership within? if so this can improve and enhance any future succession planning and therefore sustain the future success of your organisation.
How do you think this talk applies to your organisation or your school? Do you think you are more like Apple or more like Dell?