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Joseph Gulino, Ph. DPrincipal, Gulinogroup &
Fearless Leadership Consulting
Maintain Solid Landing Gear
Basic Template For All Activities
I Look to reach to the sky for the greatest of successes for each mission
II Remain realistic and set reachable goals
III When goals are achieved - lead the celebrations, but then move quickly to the next objective
IV Maintain superior landing gear in case there is a need to return to earth and retool during a mission
Who is this guy?
Principal Catholic elementary schools 28 Years, high school 2 years
Director of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Clinical Experiences - Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
Directed on-line leadership graduate education courses -University of Missouri, Columbia
Principal The Gulinogroup and Fearless Leadership Consulting, Nathan Levy Associate
Who is he really..?
We mustknow each other to know each other
Get to know/understand internal mental workings of each other
Experience personality profile tests on a timely basis and share the results
Experience group adventures or events, to experience the outside of work minds and attitudes
Most Importantly Take others from where they are then help move them forward to where they need to go (or are capable of going) for good of the task, the organization or just for their personal benefit
Distinguished Educator Awards, St. Peter Interparish school, faculty members Agnes Forck (2011) and Laura Dampf (2013), from the National Catholic Educators Association
2013 Innovations in Catholic Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Technology Award for St. Peter Interparish School by Todays Catholic Teacher Magazine
2013 Distinguished Home and School Award for St. Peter Interparish School by the National Catholic Educators Association
Recipient, University of San Francisco Alumni Society Outstanding Educator in Administration Award
Recipient, National Association of Secondary School Principals Middle Level Dissertation Award
What has he accomplished?
Principles of Fearless Leadership, Nathan Levy Books, 2012
Church and State: Partners for the Common Good, Missouri Catholic Conference, MESSENGER, Jan. 2012
Advisors to the Principal, Todays Catholic Teacher, August/September 2011
How young is too young?- Jefferson City Magazine, September/October 2008
Kindergarten Readiness: A Challenge, NAESP Magazine, May/June 2008
Middle School Programmatic Practices and Student Satisfaction With School, NASSP Bulletin, Sept. 1999
To Brave Ulysses, America at the Millennium a publication by The International Library of Poetry, 1999
Teacher Supervision: Use the Laptop, Missouri Educational Leadership, 1998
"My New Life," A Song for children with disabilities, Middle School Journal
What has he published?
In Depth Areas of Knowledge My Passions
Principles of Leadership & Kindergarten Readiness
Excellence in Teaching & Empowering Others
Leading very successful schools
Proper education for each and every student (Needs)
* Share my experiences, areas we need to address, esp. Leadership, and share resources from authors in whom I believe
* Facilitate you sharing your experiences with each other, if you will
* We, Nathan Levy & Associates, provide resources (or someone must), so that educators and parents do not have to search too far or reinvent wheels , esp. CC resources
(People do not obtain resources and leaders do not work on mentorshipsbecause of $$$)
The mistake of new leaders (people) who become in charge or change roles
You do not need to learn from your mistakes, of someone is able to advise you!
Will come to you for expenses and for the opportunity to share resources
Are New bees & Old Pros
Desire New Information or Review Past Information
Desire Practical Tips
Desire Standby Resources or New Resources
Not the Expert, but very experienced
Not an intense learning workshop/class experience, but
My Research, Personal Experiences, Suggestions
Take info you choose - research, digest, and use as needed
Why this topic ?
#1 - Everyone is a leader at some time in his/her life or career
#2 Again, there is NEVER a need to learn from your mistakes
Who is a leader ?
When we go to work we want the security not just of having a job but in knowing what to expect from our boss and our colleagues, day in and day out
Thereforea leader is anyone who has goals to accomplish, and works with others. A leader is NOT just a person with a title
Understanding and internalizing principles of fearless leaders will reinforce you as, or help you develop into, an Effective Fearless Leader
In turn, you can educate your students re: the principles to help them be more effective, greater leaders in whatever endeavors they choose
Not a Teacher Be an Educator
If everyone you work with or lead had the true option to work with you or choose
you as their leader.
What are the essential criteria or behaviors that
characterize effective fearless leaders?
Sailing the Seven Seas of Life
When Conversing with Someone
Do not be thinking of the response you will make as the words come out of the other persons mouth
Slow down conversations constructively
Listen!! Listen!! Listen!!
Hear through the persons thought process
Then, only then, think
Then, only then, respond
Most important if a heated topic or point of contention
No one needs to walk alone
Help others to understand that it is important for all to know when to work alone and when to ask for help
Free others from being afraid to ask for help from experienced peers to save face
We do not want
Comments to students and maybe adults!
What is the right thing to do?
Then Never give up
If not now, when? If not me/or you, then who?
It is OK to be scared.
Do not let fear stop you from chasing your dreams and aspirations
Treat failures as challenges to find a new way.
You are the greatest, BUT
Any comments that start out with praise and then includes the word but will never be taken as a form of positive reinforcement
It is not positive reinforcement
(I prefer critique) should be short, to the point, and clear regarding behaviors that should be improved or stopped
Positive comments to others should be saved until there is a valid reason to state them, and not used to ease the pain of poor performance
Write peoples accomplishments in stone and their faults in sand.
Great leaders have great self-respect and inner strength
They respect others enough to forget the problems of the past and focus on the improvements occurring in the present
They know that MOST of the time this will lead to successes in the future
If problems persist, then it is time for other actions
Reprimand or personal confrontation are active consequences that follow continued unconstructive
When the sand begins to harden because of low tide and high maintenance issues
You MUST Change directives, etc. to decrease the frequency (or existence) of the unconstructive behaviors in the future
Negative behavior - cannot just be ignored in hopes that it will stop or go away
Not responding to repeated negative behaviors comes across as a sign of weakness recognized by members of the organization, and leads to failure anywaySo speak up and up be front
Blood is thicker than Policies
Avoid ridicule, in public or private
Help others save face at all times & in every situation
Be observant and look to the good that each person brings to the table every day
For admins. - Spend a great deal of time out and about in the organization (classroom), etc
Be a Realizor of Humanness
Everyone makes mistakes (even you)
Everyone should be expected to, and be taught how to, mend or repair them
Off days acknowledge them DO NOT cover up
Lifes continuum is really all about each persons intentions
If you often fly by the seat of your pants
Use action research before making decisions
Collect tangible, observable, & measurable data. Refrain from holding to the subjective
Subjective information - added into the decision-making process only after the hard data is collected and evaluated
be prepared for rocky landings
Cannot be tolerated
Negative effects spread like a cancer throughout the group or organization
Worst of all
People will know of the complainer and respect for her/him will be lost
You cannot get unfamous.(Dave Chappelle)
When an established person or leader, you are identified with the organization in the eyes of others
UnfortunatelyYou lose some freedom and must think in terms of
your role when in public, as others may