Are You a Disruptor?
Are you a Disruptor? Should you be? Izabel Lundberg published “The Disruptors of the New Age: 4 Things Global Leaders Do”. The 4 things global school leaders should do:
Support Employee Purpose. If you are a principal do you connect your staff with the goals and purpose of your business and school? This connection must not only be an understanding of the purpose but why it is essential to drive the school towards excellence.
Cultivate a New Business Model. If you are trying to solve 21st century problems with a 20th century business model you will get what you have always gotten. Disruptor Leaders must push their staff to explore and embrace all options including approaches that have not been tried in education. System barriers must be explored and removed to allow creative business model design and the courage to stand behind the process.
Nurture a Conscience Driven Business. A school culture that keeps at the forefront the current and future needs of the students, parents and staff will be well ahead of the curve. A conscience culture is fully aware that change is the name of the game and leaders should develop a business model that anticipates what needs to be done in advance of imminent need.
Foster Global Mentorships and Partnerships. Schools must look outside the brick and mortar walls of the school and seek partners in the process. Forging business partners will ensure the business model is better prepared to meet the needs of their 21st Century learners.