CHANGEd 60-60-60: PEOPLE STRATEGY

Thinking about What if we used the Big Shifts to evolve? 60-60-60 #56 and reflecting…

Pat Bassett’s Schools of the Future TEDxStGeorgesSchool Talk is interesting in that he shares schools and programs that are pushing the innovation envelope and almost always pairs his examples with some sort of assessment data to show that these shifted models are making an impact.

I’m remembering an excellent post by Seth Godin and wondering a bit about the fifth bullet in his presentation:

Schools and Networks

Godin advocates for a people strategy in his post:

“Figure out the people part and the technology gets a whole lot simpler.”

Figure out the people part and the big shifts thing gets a whole lot simpler too, I think.

What if Bassett had highlighted the school’s people strategy as well as their program strategy?

One of the more valuable exercises we engaged in at Klingenstein were the leadership case studies. After reading the case study — and before we did anything related to the issues, problems, or solutions — we identified all of the people involved. Formally and informally. Insiders and outsiders. Sometimes people who were consciously or even subconsciously involved.

What if we did more of this in schools?

Instead of jumping right into the issues, what if we spent time thinking strategically about the people at play? What if schools embraced a people strategy?

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2 thoughts on “CHANGEd 60-60-60: PEOPLE STRATEGY

  1. Pingback: CHANGEd: What if school leaders practiced the change they preach…and developed a people strategy? 60-60-60 #57 « It's About Learning

  2. Pingback: CHANGEd: What if school leaders practiced the change they preach…and developed a people strategy? 60-60-60 #57 | Connected Principals

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