"An Anthropogogical leader must be the change that he wishes to lead." (Nir Golan 2014)
Any change process needs a leader and a starting point. Leader needs to have 5 critical bases:
· Personal relationships
The 3 keys to sustainable change
1. Identifying the need/ problem
2. Developing implementation plan to improve the organization culture
3. Anticipating future changes.
Before moving ahead with change, Anthropogogical leader should possesses the appropriate knowledge to guide the process.
This article is based on Michael Fullan/ Six Secrets of Change (2008)
1. Love your employees
2. Connect peers with purpose
3. Capacity building prevails
4. Learning is the work
5. Transparency rules
6. System learn
1. Love your people
Explore the importance of building the school by focusing on the people: teachers and staff, and the community. The key is enabling people to learn continuously while giving them a certain amount of autonomy to take risks and be innovative. Using the significant learning model provides tools for the leader to assimilate the Anthropogogy approach in six steps, throughout which the leader uses dialogue in order to guide the learner. Loving your people is about helping them all find meaning (step 5 in the model), increase skill development, and personal satisfaction by making contributions that simultaneously fulfill their own goals and the goals of the organization. The best way to love your people in order to initiate sustainable change is to trust and support them unconditionally. In today's reality, culture is changing rapidly, so education has to be a lifelong process: where the leader helps the people discover the unknown without repeating information about the known.
2. Create your own learning community
Purposeful peer interaction in a learning community within and beyond the school is crucial. People learning and achievement increase substantially when they work in learning communities supported by Anthropogogical leaders who focus on improvement. It is also essential to develop relatable goals and associated outcomes with every change initiative. The "reason why" and the way need to be active participants in the change process. Purposeful peer interaction in a learning community allows people to have a voice in the decision-making process and to craft how policies and mandates will be implemented.
(continue in the next post)