This week I wrote my philosophy of adaptation. Prior to this class, I didn’t have a philosophy of adaptation. I viewed change as something that just happens and leading others through change was something that was just done (a reaction). Through this course I have learned that how people react to change can be somewhat predictable. More importantly I have learned that there are practical strategies for successful effectively leading through transitions.
Robert Quinn said "One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment." As I reflect this week I can honestly say that leading through change is challenging. My mentorship was hard work but was a very positive experience. Leading others through designing a new report card and grading system was much more challenging. This change was needed to help parents, teachers and students. There was a lot of people counting on me. This week I got to see all the hard work begin to pay off. On Tuesday the principal sent me the draft of the report card after it had gone to admin and it looked great. I have another meeting this week to finalize the draft.