Taking the Opposable Mind and Integrative Thinking 1 to the Arena of the Principalship and the Administration of Personnel
- To explore the relevance of Roger Martin's thinking, research, and writing.
- To delve into possible personnel administration applications of Martin's work.
- To explore a few more related concepts.
- Re-read Martin's Opposable Mind.
- Read supplemental authors.
- Discuss Field Activity #2 and Peer Review.
Field Activity #2
Take the Opposable Mind (and related concepts) to your school site or division. Your field activity/assignment is to identify/describe 3 individuals (administrators, faculty, staff, or even perhaps students) who exhibit the ability to use Integrative Thinking and their Opposable Minds. In other words, we are hopeful those kind of folks already exist in our schools and it is your job as a prinicpal to first be aware of them, and more importantly encourage and support them. Your assignment will be to present 3 individual cases. You have a model (two cases) to follow in Entrepreneurial Leadership.
- Same as before, 2-4 pages.
- Hard copy to instructor at next class session.
- Select another peer reviewer, instructing them of deadline by next class.
- Archive an electronic copy for later use.
- Hint: we are not so much interested in looking for individuals who have good ideas as we are looking for those as Martin says have, "the ability to face the tension of opposing ideas, and instead of choosing one over the other, creates a resolution in the form of a new idea that contains elements of the opposing ideas. Reference the two cases in Entrepreneurial Leadership.