Influencing Organizational Change

Leadership has grown far beyond the “I’m going to tell you what to do” mentality. To be an effective leader you must be capable of great influence. Effective leaders, “…see themselves not simply as owners, managers, or leaders but as full-time influencers” ( Grenny, 2013, 7). In the book, “Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change”, every day behaviors create the norms in which we interact with the world. By learning to leverage those behaviors we can directly influence those around us for better or for worse.

Why do we do the things that we do? If you understand your “why”, then creating the behaviors necessary to achieve that why is how you become successful. In the influencer book, an influencer uses the six sources of influence to create substantial and significant change. While this process is not perfect, the book has shown evidence of lasting change in the books various examples.

We will measure our success by the Apps developed through out the school year by teachers and students. Additionally, we will also be looking at the apps ready to be presented at the STEM showcase.

To learn more about my plan to implement App Development within the classroom click HERE.


Grenny, J., Patterson, K., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2013). Influencer: The new science of leading change. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.