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					Who is the LISD WOW
        Team?




          By
   Jesus Amezcua, CPA
     Decision Making Parameters

Data Driven
Learner Centered
Collaborating
Performance Based
          (1) Purpose of WOW Team

– Primarily to
  MOTIVATE and
  Challenge the Staff
– Provide for
   • Data Driven
     Decisions
   • Collaborative
   • Performance
     Based
                (2) MOTIVATION


• Motivation to WORK
  on WOW Projects:
• Creative, Successful,
  Beyond
  Ordinary….JUST
  BASICALLY………..
 WOW
                 (2) COLLABORATION
(1) Develop a forum to collaborate,
  manage, lead, interchange ideas and
  work a team to get things for the
  benefit of students ……..
(2) Principals Meetings and
  Instructional meetings do not
  provide for such means……..
(3) Staff Meetings for Finance and
  Other Staff…….as their time
  permits….
                Types of Research
• Presentation made on March 28, 2000 by TOM
  PETERS…. Author of ………….In Search of
  Excellence, The Pursuit of WOW, The Circle of
  Innovation, Thriving on Chaos, and A passion of
  Excellence…..



• tompeters.com
• Slides from seminar
     TOM PETERS’
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

   San Antonio
        28 March 2000
(Day #88 of the New Millennium)
Why are there no books on
 how to create a “Cool,
Rocking, WOW-producing
 Finance Department”?
WOW Project Anatomy

     I. Create!
      II. Sell!
 III. Implement!
     IV. Exit!
    WOW Project “Acid Test”


Can you explain it - with
         zest -
 to your 14-year-old?
                     I. Create!
                       Reframe!
THERE ARE NO “SMALL” PROJECTS! Observe & Record!!
                 Head for the trenches!
                  You gotta love it!
 Measure: WOW!, Beauty, Raving Fans, Impact!
            Build a no-baloney Business Plan
                Create community. Now!
            Obsess on … the End User. Now!
                   II. Sell!
              Master “The Pitch”!
            Build Buzz. Consciously.
              Network maniacally!
               Preach to the choir!
Forget your enemies. [Surround and marginalize!]
                  Money kills!
              SELL, SELL, SELL!
                III. Implement!
     - Live, eat, sleep … Quick Prototype!
                          - Play!
               - Keep on recruiting! (Sell!)
    - Obsess on the End User Community! (Sell!)
- Become a Milestone Maniac! / a Timeline Tyrant! / a
             List Freak! / find Ms. Last 2%!
            - Appoint a Marketing Director!
          - Keep the WOW! front and center!
               IV. Exit!
  “Sell out!” / Embrace “The Suits”!
Recruit a passionate Ms./Mr. Follow-up!
 Seed your freaks into the mainstream!
               Celebrate!
                  Exit!
SOOOO … HOW MANY OF YOUR
COLLEAGUES ARE “BACK HOME”
 AT WORK ON NO-BALONEY …
      WOW* PROJECTS!

* WOW = Will be remembered fondly/ bragged about
              5+ years from now
     Epitaph from Hell …
        Joe T. Jones
        1942 - 2000

  HE WOULDA DONE SOME
   REALLY COOL STUFF
          BUT …
HIS BOSS WOULDN’T LET HIM!
[We are not trying to “WOW you
               up.”

 We think you are/have WOW.

 We are trying to give you
 permission to be WOW.]
 The greatest danger
    for most of us
is not that our aim is
       too high
   and we miss it,
     but that it is
       too low
   and we reach it.
    Michelangelo
  “Well-behaved
   women rarely
  make history.”
             Anita Borg,
Institute for Women in Technology
When you love
 what you do,
 you’re alive.
    jobs.com
  “I don’t think
there’s anything
worse than being
    ordinary.”
   American Beauty
“You do not merely want to
  be the best of the best.
     You want to be
considered the only ones
 who do what you do.”
       Jerry Garcia
      Amen!

“The Age of the
Never Satisfied
  Customer”
   Regis McKenna
   “Leadership is a
performance. You have to
be conscious of your behavior,
 because everybody else is.”

        Carly Fiorina
“If things seem under
  control, you’re just
     not going fast
        enough.”
      Mario Andretti
              Finance WOW Staff Meetings

• Monthly Agenda
• Hosted by a separate director
• No public funds used to
  purchase food –unlikely
  campuses and other
  departments
• Action items to collaborate and
  motivate and share ideas that
  are normally not channeled by
  Supt.
See Agenda Attached
…….that includes Staff
that need to come together
to collaborate and go
beyond departmental lines
to work together…..
        What does a meeting like this
               accomplish?

• Idea interchange
• Trust and Link between
  staff members
• Move the Cheese
• Gung Ho attitude
• ..WOW Projects
           Other Meetings held D-WIDE

•   Cabinet Meetings
                             • Master Teacher Meetings
•   Construction Meetings    • DEIC Meetings
•   Principal Meetings       • CEIC Meetings
•   Instructional Meetings   • Department Staff
•   Counselors Meetings        Meetings
•   Librarian Meetings       • Campus Staff Meetings
•   Technology Trainer       • Supt. Retreats
    Meetings                 • Principals Retreat
             WOW Accomplishments
•   Five Budget Awards Projects
•   Four CAFR Awards Projects
•   Energy Conservation Project
•   Construction Projects $144 to
    $175 Projects
•   QZABs Projects
•   New computer system Projects
•   Record Tax Collections Project
•   WOW Website
•   WOW Trainings for Staff
                       Summary
• But most of all a WOW Project
  has a sense of accomplishment
  for the individual to know that
  they are part of a winning team
  that comes together to provide
  opportunities for students in the
  Laredo Independent School
  District………Well……my staff
  is just WOW………

				
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