Leadership isn’t just a title What could you do with a $1 billion budget if you had 100,000+ students and one of the largest school systems in America? Imagining is his reality. Learn along from Dallas Dance as he shares the successful change efforts he employed to transform Baltimore Public Schools. Deliberate Excellence is a true story of success in a challenging school environment that delivers great insight and inspiration. Readers will be moved and changed by three key success principles: • Establishing equity over equality by providing exactly what individuals need to be successful • Understanding change, how it happens, and what one needs to make it so • Knowing people deeply and how that leads to accomplishment and organizational change Be inspired by this passion for progress and the drive to maximize latent potential in all people. “For 20 years, Dr. Dallas Dance has been an inspiration to me as a leader. He understands that true leaders inspire others to lead, galvanize their audience, and provide practical applications to difficult situations. Regardless of the political climate, Dr. Dance has always kept students first. After reading Deliberate Excellence, educators will take away successful strategies to increase student achievement.” Dr. John B. Gordon III, Chief of Schools Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, VA “Leaders are desperate for books that offer techniques from educational leaders who still practice and hone their craft from the trenches and a proven record of success. Dallas Dance offers educational leaders a unique, candid, and welcome perspective.” LaQuita Outlaw, Principal – Grades 6-8 Bay Shore Middle School, Bay Shore, NY
Chapter Principle 3: Leading Through Communication: Telling Your Own Story
Leading Through Communication: Telling Your Own Story
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
I admire great leaders, and John Francis “Jack” Welch, former chair and CEO of General Electric and an organizational leadership expert, often talked about one of the keys to making his company effective: communicate with simplicity, consistency, and repetition. He urged the people within his organization to communicate relentlessly!
People might look at pioneering examples like a Jack Welch and say, “Yeah, but there had to be a lot more than communication that made the organization so stellar!” This is a typical response because it is common for people to discount the contribution that communication can make ...