Carnegie Commons Blog

Topic: Leadership

  • February 17, 2017

    Journey Mapping a Path to Early Literacy in Tennessee

    By Kathryn Baron

    A networked improvement community in Tennessee that’s applying improvement science to address literacy rates finds that journey mapping helps to see the system more clearly, to build empathy for students affected by the problems, and to focus their improvement work.

  • January 5, 2017

    Acceptable Failure

    By Paul LeMahieu and Donald J. Peurach

    Failure can be a learning experience, but only under certain conditions. The work must matter, and there has to be a leader who can manage the costs of failure, understands improvement research, and keeps people focused on finding a solution instead of placing blame.

  • November 3, 2015

    A Lesson in System-Wide Change

    By Lillian Kivel

    Under Chancellor Nancy Zimpher the State University of New York is aiming to educate more people and educate them better. To reach this goal they are using improvement science to generate system-wide change.