Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 5C: Unleash the “Alchemy of Relationships”
Unleash the “Alchemy of Relationships”
System Leader Summary
We must never forget that a system is just a large collection of people—a diverse array of perspectives, interests, hopes, and fears that may or may not be aligned with what you’re trying to do. You can’t hope to understand them all, but understanding a vital few will almost always be crucial for making progress. No matter how strong the plans, routines, and process you set up to manage change, relationships are the glue that will hold your delivery effort together.
Most of the tools in this book are about influencing the behavior of groups of people. The tools in this chapter are about influencing people one by one: creating space for relationship building, ...