Honoring Controversy – The Series

School Administrators working on controversyOne of the truly challenging parts of leading large-scale school change is how upset some people can be about the change (School Change Truth 2 reminds us that people seem to abhor change). Large-scale school change, especially paradigm shifting change, invariably generates controversy. 

The question is how to deal with it. Understandably, many of us don’t like confrontation and would rather not deal with it or hope that it will simply go away. 

But this is one instance where ignoring the situation will not make it go away and will likely make it worse. What to do?

The Series:

How well your initiative deals with controversy and critics will depend on how calm you remain, how productively you listen to your critics, and how good you get at determining when to simply acknowledge a critique and when to do something about it.

2 thoughts on “Honoring Controversy – The Series

  1. Brenda Dahlbergh

    The 1st link in the “Working with a Diverse Staff: The Complete Series”
    An Introduction to The 3 Types of Colleagues in a Change Initiative
    says “Page not found”.

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