PODCAST WITH DR. MICHAEL HYNES, ED.D. SUPERINTENDENT SHELTER ISLAND Brian & Khazima EDE9811 Dr. Morote Bibliography Dr. Hynes Dissertation Parental involvement in middle school education: The perceptions and practices of African American parents in a Long Island middle school by Hynes, Michael J., Ed.D., Dowling College, 2006, 129 pages; AAT 3220846. The Princessa Rubin, H. (1998). The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women. New York: Dell. Art of War Tzu, S., & Roberts, J. (2012). Art of War. New York: Golden Words. Podcast http://youtu.be/8WfcCm-ykW4 Questions Asked Introduction In what year your doctorate was granted? I see you wrote a dissertation on parental involvement in schools. Do/did you find your research useful in your work/practice? Did you find your coursework valuable in your work/practice? What was the most beneficial part of the doctoral process for you? Questions Continued Could you give us an idea of your work history? Where were you when you entered Dowling’s doctoral program? What has your path been? Where are you now? What are your responsibilities at your current position? How do you evaluate success? What makes a leader successful? Do you think people can learn to be a leader or are they born? In terms of motivation content theories, is there one that sticks out and you find most effective? Here you can choose: (Maslow’s Hierarchy Theory, Existence-Related Growth Theory(ERG) by Clayton Alderfer, MotivationHygiene Theory by Frederick Herzberg, Learned Needs Theory by David McClelland) Questions Continued In terms of motivation process theories, is there one theory that sticks out and you find most effective? Here you can choose: (Self-Efficacy Theory by Bandura, Expectancy Theory by Vroom, Equity Theory by Stacy Adams, Goal-Setting Theory by Edwin Locke) What are the major challenges that leaders have? What are some challenges that you have faced as a leader? In La Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, Harriet Rubin talks about motivation in both the short-term and long-term. She describes short-term motivation as a dance of give and take, where you always want to take more than you give – but not allow your opponent to know they are giving more. Have you ever experienced this? Any thoughts on this? Questions Continued Rubin also discusses that while short-term motivation is important, long-term motivation is much more crucial. In order to achieve long term motivation, she believes you need to not only have fear, like Machiavelli suggests, but also mix that fear with love. Can you comment on this on your leadership experiences? Opposite Rubin Is Sun Tzu in the Art of War. He obviously is more of a motivator through fear. He also believed in overwhelming power in order to avoid war but would certainly fight when necessary. Are you more of a motivator through love or threat of war(fear) or both? As a current leader what is the best advice you can give our future leaders that are following you in your footsteps. Analysis – Brian & Khazima We were both happy with the way the interview went. Dr. Hynes answered questions very easily. He answered the questions and related it to what was going on in class. He spoke and gave advice to us in this class. He was able to further show us the value of the program through his example and success. Conclusions Motivation and theory in general should be taken from different people, depending on what works for you. Motivation will play a role in your career. Both your education and research are important to your career. Our learning here enables us to become good leaders in the future.