Leadership Drivers

An implementation drivers diagram portrayed as a triangle with the words "leadership drivers" highlghtedLeadership is foundational to the work of implementation.  Volumes have been written about effective leadership and there is strong agreement about the importance of knowledgeable and engaged leadership.  Within this Active Implementation Framework we are focused on the role rather than the authority position of a leader. We emphasize technical and adaptive leadership strategies because there are data to indicate that the ability to engage in such leadership impacts student achievement.  This does not mean that many other aspects of leadership are not important.

Video Vignette 17: Leadership and Innovation

Dean Fixsen from the National Implementation Science Network (NIRN) talks about the role leadership plays in implementing innovations (running time 26 sec.).