Google 's Final Quality For Leadership Strategy

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Google’s next suggestions for strategic execution involve communication and having technical skills to advise the team (Lussier & Achua, 2016). The principal is infamous for his lackluster verbosity in everything from emails to conferences to assemblies. Fellow team members return from his meetings exhausted by their inability to get a word in edgewise and constant hearing of repetitive discourse. Additionally, the principal is somewhat technologically savvy, but grossly unfamiliar with the programs used most by the teachers. As a result, he constantly needs clarification on how things work; quite often it is in response to a parent’s dissatisfaction with a grade. Because everything is online, the principal always needs instruction…show more content…
DKJA has two divisions with the school: the lower school, consisting of grades K-8, and the high school, consisting of grades 9-12. Each division has a principal, but the “real” top management of the school is in the form of the head of school and the powerful parent board. Oftentimes, the divisions’ principals feel powerless to effect change or affect the school’s culture in any way, due to the restrictions set on them by top management. Top management, however, seems always to be in need of strategy, as they often act impulsively and make mistakes often. This is seen in their constant rearranging of middle management, including teachers, department heads, teaching styles, learning management systems, books, and overall methods. Decisions are often capriciously made with an overall feeling of prevarication and obfuscation. There seems to be little or no strategy involved in much of what occurs at the school. Crafting such a strategic vision and mission is first on Lussier and Achua’s (2016) list of the strategic management process breakdown. Knowing the three directional parts (where the organization was, where it is currently, and where it would like to go) is absolutely vital for the strategic leader to create clear vision and mission statements. (The vision statement is the future aspiration, whereas the mission statement surrounds the present purpose of the organization.)
At DKJA, the
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