We present, in this book, a model and process called The Collective Mindset which embraces collaboration, communication, reflection, and future-thought. That is, for every action we take in education, we must understand how to empathize and relate to others, as well as reflect on how each decision affects others within the space.
Richard Bernato’s over fifty years of experience and innovative contributions to all levels of education include simulation design and curriculum development, and creative leadership initiatives. He is especially committed to school restructuring by embedding a futures -based change leadership model into twenty first century needs best exemplified by his 2017 book of the same name.
Al Pisano, EdD, Neoteric Thought Leader, Speaker, Author, Educator, Entrepreneur, Futurist
Anthony Annunziato, EdD, Associate Professor of Leadership, St. John’s University, International Consultant, former Superintendent of Schools
Introduction - Leadership and the Collective Mindset
Chapter 1 - An Overview of the Collective Mindset Model
Chapter 2 - Culture and Climate
Chapter 3 - Growth Zones
Chapter 4 - Systems Thinking
Chapter 5 - Shared Vision, Mission and Goals
Chapter 6 - Collaborative Leadership
Chapter 7 - Design Thinking
Chapter 8 - Collegiality and Building Community
Chapter 9 - Operationalizing the Collective Mindset Model: A Scenario
I am honored to endorse The Collective Mindset because I firmly believe in the value of collaborative vision and the idea that “none of us is smarter than all of us.” I also believe that we need to lead by example. Administrators cannot hope that our teachers appreciate the importance of professional learning unless we model that same behavior ourselves. Collaborating on what the future of the school should look like, as well as participating in action research to help us lead our schools to be not where we are, but where we want to be. As we continue to navigate teaching and learning in the time of COVID, we have expanded our work to embed The Collective Mindset both at the district and building levels to guide our futures-based decisions and actions. This book can assist educational leaders to develop a shared vision of their Preferred future demonstrate how action research helps us to achieve that vision. As educators gain confidence and skill through collaborative discussions and reflection, they will use this book as a framework for realizing their desired future.
If you’re looking to be motivated and inspired, this book offers a new framework and roadmap for leaders to drive organizational change. In a time when educators are responding to monumental shifts caused by COVID, the authors present a clear model and practical examples to understand culture, build collaboration, employ a data driven approach, and stay future focused.
Drs. Richard Bernato, Anthony Annuziato and Al Pisano masterfully build upon organizational leadership concepts from W. Edwards Deming to Peter Senge and beyond to guide us on developing an integrative reform process for an innovative future in our school systems.
The field of education and what it means to lead in this changing landscape is l experiencing a dynamic transformation. Technology, access, opportunity, changing demographics, equity and more have created a “a call to action” unlike any other for our educators. The overlay of the pandemic and the short and long term implications require a new approach to leading, collaborating and charting a new course. The authors collective knowledge and experiences offer a refreshing, challenging and strategic approach to a leadership model that can sustain and transform the educational culture into a dynamic system equipped to meet the challenges ahead.
Brilliant, useful and true. Written and researched by three cutting edge educators who are passionate about leadership and educational innovation. You can actually plan your way to a "Collective Mindset Model" by following this practical roadmap for future success.