(This post by Carri Schneider was originally published on Getting Smart.)
There are leaders, and there are EdLeaders. Then there are leaders among EdLeaders–like Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan. This expert duo, applying decades of work in the field, recently came together to write and release a powerful guidebook for leading systemic (and sustainable) change.
Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-System Change, published by Solution Tree (a Getting Smart advocacy partner), is an important contribution to the field for a number of reasons.
Kirtman & Fullan’s book is:
- backed by research;
- situated in the context of learning innovations;
- supported by real stories from practicing leaders;
- grounded in a whole-system approach to change;
- intended to spark action; and
- built to inspire.