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* Martin, R. (2007).

    Class objectives

  • 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.

    Assignments

  • 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 Intergative 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.

    Notes

  • 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.

Entrepreneurial leadership

A principal’s mission must now include designing and implementing new strategies to help teachers and students recognize, understand, and integrate technology with teaching and learning in the classroom. The mere presence of hardware and software in the classroom does not assure meaningful learning for students. We are beyond the point of deciding whether or not we will accept technology in our schools. The crucial task at hand is to decide how to implement this technology effectively into instruction.

To get started with understanding the concept of the Opposable Mind, and what it has to do with the leading of school personnel, read a recent chapter that weaves two important concepts together: the Opposable Mind and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Though focusing on technology leadership, it very much has to do with school personnel. Click Here to Access Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Big think strategy

Big Think Strategy: How to Leverage Bold Ideas and Leave Small Thinking Behind, was written by Bernd H. Schmitt and published by the Harvard Business School Press. The following is taken from his 2007 book of same title.

Schmitt uses the metaphor of the Trojan Horse to help us conceptualize and understand his concept/theory of Big Think versus Small think.

Great leaders want a Trojan Horse, he says. Remember the Greeks, Odysseus and Agamemnon? Agamemnon led the greatest army of the ancient world, but for ten long years, he was unable to pierce the defenses of Troy's walled city. Along cam Odysseus with the idea of offering the Trojans this giant wooden horse, ostensibly as a peace offering, but actually concealing Greek warriors inside the horse's hollow belly. The Trojans brought the horse inside their own walls. The Greek soldiers sneaked out, threw open the city gates, overwhelmed the city, and won the war overnight. That's Big Think. (p. 2)

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
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Source:  OpenStax, School personnel administration and instructional supervision. OpenStax CNX. May 27, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10627/1.3
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