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Pitfalls of Top-Down Leadership Models

Pitfalls of Top-Down Leadership Models To understand distributive leadership, it is useful to first define and understand the pitfalls of top-down leadership models.. Traditional top-down leadership structures often consist of a few individuals with appointed titles as leaders.  Decision making authority and responsibility rests largely with these few individuals.  Most of the leadership activities are spent on task completion and little to no attention is...
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The Assets of Impactful Leaders

Posted on31 Mar 2017
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The Assets of Impactful Leaders Every person in your organization has innate and learned leadership skills but what are the assets of impactful leaders who transform work cultures?. Superintendents and building principals must have an acute awareness of each individuals’ talents and leverage them for the benefit of the organization. If you understand what institutional barriers are in place that act against coordinating these efforts you...
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Connecting Rural Communities to Higher Education

Connecting Rural Communities to Higher Education Connecting rural communities to higher education and industry certification pathways is critical to economic development and sustainability.  It is also a vital component to workforce attraction and retention in rural communities across the country.  Our county is in the western slope of Colorado encompassing 1,800 square miles driven by tourism industries such as Winter Park ski resort. In Grand County, currently...
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Measuring Distributive Leadership Practices

Measuring Distributive Leadership Practices The Strategic Education Collaborators diagnostic review processes include assessing our client’s existing distributive leadership culture perceptions and practices through the collection of a multitude of data collection points.  These data points relate to researched based and vetted effective distributive leadership practices. The researched based and applied methodology used by Strategic Education Collaborators has proven results. Methodology: We implemented a mixed-methods approach to better understand the quality of...
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Distributive Leadership as the School Turnaround Lens

Distributive Leadership as the School Turnaround Lens  The majority of traditional leadership structures are top-down in distribution of authority and tasks.  Distributive Leadership research identifies there is another leadership model that focuses on leveraging system wide leadership practices.   Research supports the implementation of distributive leadership as the school turnaround lens. To understand distributive leadership, it is useful to first define traditional leadership. Traditional leadership structures often consist...
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Strategic Education Collaborators

Strategic Education Collaborators Strategic Education Collaborators (SEC) is a education consulting agency with a track record of delivering high quality, sustained professional services to schools and districts that enable them to improve student achievement, enhance educator effectiveness, and strengthen school leadership. With and emphasis on hiring consultants who have proven successful experience as building and district administrator, SEC has the capacity to deliver high quality services that...
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