Open Leadership Challenges

(adapted from Charlene Li-

Discuss the following challenges that social technologies create for leadership – and define your starting point.

1. What are your biggest challenges and fears when it comes to your parents or employees using social technologies?

2. How would you describe the nature of the relationship today with your school community?

3. Is it different for teachers and other leaders, such as the principal, superintendent or BOCES?

4. How would you like those relationships to look and feel like two years from now?

5. What are your biggest fears about giving up control?

6. What is the one thing over which you are most nervous about giving up control?

7. Where do you see the greatest opportunities in letting go and being open?

8. Which strategic goal will you use as your first step to becoming more open? Get feedback from the table.

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