Defining Leadership

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    • 00:00

      [MUSIC PLAYING][CORWIN A SAGE Company][Defining Leadership]

    • 00:10

      RAYMOND TERRELL: We wrote this particular book,and we called it for leaders.But our initial book was written as a manual for school leaders.And in our definition of leaders,we maintain that there are all kindsof people who are leaders.[Raymond Terrell Author and Consultant]We aren't talking about administrators.We're talking about leaders.A teacher that's stands in front of a class is a leader.

    • 00:31

      RAYMOND TERRELL [continued]: Anybody who has a group of followers is a leader.And so, when we talk about leader and leadership,we literally talk about all of us here.So it's not simply the administratorsthat we talk about.We talk about people who are leaders.And we're talking about people who, hopefully,will lead with this lens of cultural proficiency

    • 00:52

      RAYMOND TERRELL [continued]: in order to improve themselves and their organization.If you're a culturally proficient leader, and again,not an administrator, a leader, youconduct courageous conversations about race, gender,sexual orientation, culture, language, other isms.And again, you walk into those through the levelthat people are comfortable.You start where people are.

    • 01:12

      RAYMOND TERRELL [continued]: You don't just start off beating folk up.You start where they are, and you move into the area.You subordinate the voice of the privilegedso as you give voice to the underprivileged.You develop and enact and implement affirmative policies,practices, and procedures to advantageunderrepresented and underserved people.

    • 01:28

      RANDALL LINDSEY: The Thompson, Manitoba Districtis in the last stages of doing this right now.It goes to the board in October.[Randall Lindsey Author and Consultant]So they're very systematically taking a lookat current policies and practices.

    • 01:36

      RAYMOND TERRELL: Infuse the work with meaning.Think politically.You are in a political system.Schools are political systems.Be open to feedback.Persist with the work.Hold steady.And remember your passion and your purpose.Keep doing it.Keep doing it.Keep doing it.Keep doing it.

Defining Leadership

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This film defines the characteristics of a leader.

Defining Leadership

This film defines the characteristics of a leader.

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