Listened CM 097: Sam Walker on Creating Outstanding Teams by Gayle Allen from Curious Minds
Sam Walker lays out his findings in his latest book, The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates the Worldโ€™s Greatest Teams. Initially, he expected to find a magical combination of factors such as exceptional skill, brilliant coaching and remarkable strategy. Instead, he discovered something completely different: the 16 teams with the longest winning streaks across 37 elite sports succeeded because of a single player โ€” the captain of the team. These captains were not only not the best player, but also possessed all or most of seven characteristics rarely associated with great leaders.
Sam Walker argues that successful ‘captains’ are not the usual. In his research, he identified seven key behaviours:

they are relentless
they are aggressive
they are willing to do thankless jobs
they shy away from the limelight
they excel at quiet communication
they are difficult to manage
they have excellent resilience and emotional control

Moving forward, he suggests dropping your preconceptions about leadership, looking for those who deflect praise onto others and are focused on team goals, even if this is critical of current practices. This has many correlations with the work of Leading Teams.

Replied Australia Day Eve Provocations (LEARN AND LEAD)
Do whatโ€™s hard. Place high expectations on yourself. Take risks. Do something that matters
Great post Greg. So much to take in as we go into the new year. The thing I was left wondering about each of the contexts were the conditions that made leadership possible in each of the scenarios. Whether it be a mandate, some sort of sacrifice or thesupport from those around us, I wondering if we also have a shared responsibility to not only lead ourselves, but also help others lead as well?
Read Surviving and Thriving in a VUCA World: In Consideration of Education in the Exponential Age (DCulberhouse)
David Culberhouse provides a succinct 'call to action' for leadership in the modern world.
David Culberhouse provides a succinct ‘call to action’ for the modern world.
Liked Digital Governance by Eylan (Eylan Ezekiel)
Through using digital tools in the cloud, governance at Larkrise Primary School has been made more effective and easier to manage. Though weโ€™d recommend it, this is not about the technology, but about a shift in culture. There is more we could do and would love to connect with others usingย similar approaches.

Leading a Digital School 2015

My presentations for Leading a Digital School Conference held at Crown Casino on 20th, 21st and 22nd August, 2015.


Collaboration, Communication and Creativity – Exploring the Tools for Change

Blurb for the session:

How many fantastic ideas or initiatives have failed not because of the strength of the idea, but because it failed to be heard. Change need not be restricted to the lone nut. This session is about using the power of technology to transform ideas into movements. Whether you are trying to develop a team in a school or connect a network of people, Aaron will provide a great array of practical examples for how to build change from the ground on up and why technology is the leverage that every idea needs to go from being good to great.

Here is a link to my notes.


 

Ignite the Learning in Your Classroom by Leading the Way

Blurb for the session:

This session will provide you with another point of view on how to flip learning. Often we talk about changing our classrooms, putting students at the centre, connecting with authentic audiences and flipping instruction. However, the first thing that needs to be flipped is the role of the educator. Instead of focusing on being a teacher, we need to go back to the beginning and become learners once again. From using social bookmarking to connect with a community, to keeping a blog to share thoughts and reflections, this will be a hands on session focusing on taking the next step in and outside of the classroom. Throughout, Aaron will provide examples of how today more than ever technology allows us to be the drivers of our own learning.

Here is a link to my notes.