------------Thomas J. Sergiovanni---------ch9-------------Leadership A's Stewardship: "Who's Serving Who?"--------------------------
@anderscj this tweet is incomprehensible.
@katieburd I use these as personal markers in my Twitterstream. They mark where I begin quoting from a chapter in a book.
@katieburd I later go back and archive those Tweets on my blog. Markers like this allow me to clearly tell where chapters begin & end.
@katieburd also, my iPod thinks I mean "A's" when I type the word "as."
"leadership takes many forms...today's crisis in leadership stems in part from the view that some of these forms ar... http://tl.gd/82isgk
"if command and instructional leadership are practiced as dominant strategies, rather than supporting ones, they ca... http://tl.gd/82itvp
"Servant leadership is the means by which leaders can get the necessary legitimacy to lead." Thomas J. Sergiovanni
"For trust to be forthcoming, the led must have confidence in the leader's competence and values. Further, people's... http://tl.gd/82j3jk
This statement cuts me pretty close to the quick. I suppose you could say that I have had so many bad experiences with school administrators in the past that I have developed trust issues. Where as a young teacher I gave my trust blindly and had my trust violated I am now far more guarded.
"When practicing servant leadership, the leader is often tempted by personal enthusiasm and commitment to define th... http://tl.gd/82j6gb
Let me repeat that in full:
"When practicing servant leadership, the leader is often tempted by personal enthusiasm and commitment to define the needs of those to be served. There is, of course, a place for this...But, over the long haul, as Greenleaf maintains, it is best to let those who will be served define their own needs in their own way." Thomas J. SergiovanniThere is a passage in the final chapter where Sergiovanni reprints part of an article discussing a flawed style of leadership similar to that of the Lone Ranger where a strong personality rushes into a troubled school, quickly assesses the situation, makes some quick changes to restore order, then rides into the sunset on to their next job. . This sounds a lot like our Superman metaphor today.
"One way in which the servant leader serves others is by becoming an advocate on their behalf." Thomas J. Sergiovanni
"The more the school cares about students, the more students care about matters of schooling." Thomas J. Sergiovanni