Manchester Independent School District
The FMS team has focused on the following three areas of leadership and team development:
1. Results focus. They have been mindful of bringing the work back to what we want to accomplish in MPS: closing the achievement gap. The Leadership Improvement Plans developed with each team member were intended to improve individual work toward that larger results goal.
2. Culture is a key driver of results. They stressed the concept of the “healthy organization” by developing high-performing teams based on the vulnerability and trust of individual members. They have also stressed the need to gain and use emotional intelligence by highlighting that how people go about their work is as or more important than what they actually do.
3. Individuals build culture. All of the work done by FMS consultants has been informed by data – Work Place Inventory (WPI), Emotional Intelligence (E.Q.) Assessment – so as to develop “the reflective leader." Their work toward developing the competencies and E.Q. of the individual leader has been supported through their coaching of individuals.
This approach – combining group work with individual sessions - has been highly effective in strengthening the work of the members of my team and the team as a whole. They are dedicated thought partners who are deeply invested in the success of the district.