Leading Reluctant Team Members

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Wondering how to engage a reluctant team member? This session explores a motivational preferences framework that helps leaders better understand how to motivate and inspire colleagues. Presenter: Kathy Harris, ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career


  • 1. Leading Reluctant Team Members Kathleen Harris

2. Desired Outcomes Participants: Recognize the advantage of functioning in highly effective cross disciplinary teams in NAF academies Explain how teams functioning as communities of practice can enhance the students experience and increase student achievement Demonstrate empathy for the concerns of teachers reluctant to engage in true teaming Devise strategies for addressing reluctant teachers concerns and provide meaningful incentives to increase their involvement 3. Teaming in NAF Academies 1. How critical are highly effective cross- disciplinary teams to the quality of a NAF Academy? 2. How do student benefit from highly functional academies teams? 3. How do teachers benefit? 4. Characteristics of a Community of Practice Shared norms, beliefs, vision and outcomes Reflective discussions that allow individuals to talk about their challenges and their victories Collective focus on student learning New approaches to staff development that lead to common language, shared understandings about teaching and learning and calibration of student work 5. Real change begins with the simple act of people talking about what they care about. Margaret J. Wheatley 6. Vision is the single most empowering and motivating factor in human organizations. It can bond diverse people together. Warren Bennis 7. It is not a shared vision until it connects with the personal visions of people throughout the organization Peter Senge 8. Team Members May Need to Know Why should I participate? What is expected of me? What is the reward? Where are we headed? How am I/we doing? How can I improve? 9. Motivation Preference Survey Please complete the motivation survey by putting a check next to those statement that describe you in most situations, not just sometimes. 10 10. Motivation Preferences-Its all about People and Relationships Things and Function Creativity and Expression Discovery and Processes What What if Why Who How 11. Motivation and Buy-in 12 Why should I care Ill do it if I can.. I might be persuaded if Is my time well spent. Are we better together. 12. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. John C. Maxwell 13. Blessed are the flexible For they shall not get bent out of shape!