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Deep Leadership: Managing Six Big Tensions [Excerpt]

“Leaders and would-be leaders today face double jeopardy. The demands on them are multifarious, disjointed, relentless, and chaotic. And the advice they receive—from their bosses, books, workshops, job descriptions, and consultants—is an amalgam of half-truths, vague generalities, piecemeal solutions, and ad hoc good ideas. Yet there has never been a time when the contribution of good leaders is more urgently required. Indelible leadership is a term I use interchangeably with deep leadership: Leaders who self-consciously focus on deep change and do so by mobilizing other leaders at all levels of the system, thereby building capacity for today and for tomorrow. If such leaders learn every day and help others learn how to learn, they know that when it comes time to depart they can always leave them learning. We need deep lead­ership devoted to achieving deep learning outcomes.” – Michael Fullan

Indelible Leadership: Always Leave Them Learning by Michael Fullan will help you discover six specific leadership attributes to stimulate deep learning—and deep leadership—that transforms schools for the future.

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Michael Fullan, OC, is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto. He is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities around the world.

Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward. Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was named the 2009 Book of the Year by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015.

Michael Fullan’s latest books are The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact ; Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems (with Joanne Quinn); Deep Learning: Engage the Change the World (with Joanne Quinn and Joanne McEachen); Surreal Change: The Real Life of Transforming Public Education (autobiography); and Nuance: Why Some Leaders Succeed and Others Fail.

For more information on books, articles, and videos, please go to Follow him on Twitter @MichaelFullan1.

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