“Instead, the individuals who are emerging as the new “winners”—the new thrivers—of the twenty-first century are those who possess above-average creativity, strong analytical skills, a knack for foresight, and—surprise, surprise—good people skills.” Stephen Covey
“Everybody needs help in this game...Were all susceptible to falling down andbeing exposed. But when we lose our fear of that, and look to each other, thenvulnerability turns into strength, and we can take responsibility for our place in the larger context of the team and embrace a vision in which the group imperative takes precedence over personal glory.” ~Phil Jackson
Motivation aAutonomy: The urge to directour own lives.Mastery: The desire to getbetter at something that matters.Purpose: The yearning to dowhat we do in the service ofsomething larger than ourselves.
Motivation...in schools aAutonomy: The urge to direct Autonomy: The urge to directour own lives. our own teaching/learning. Mastery: The opportunity andMastery: The desire to get time to deepen and improve ourbetter at something that matters. practice.Purpose: The yearning to do Purpose: The importance ofwhat we do in the service of contributing to the greater schoolsomething larger than ourselves. vision.
When people in organizations focus only on their position, they have little sense of responsibility for the results produced when all positions interact. Moreover, when results aredisappointing, it can be very difﬁcult to know why. All you can do is assume that “someone screwed up.” - Peter Senge
“We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, for ten or ﬁfteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Once children leave childhood, they can neverreturn. Childhood affords them thetime to be creative dreamers.” Jenifer Fox
It is not enough to simply stand our ground and expect people to follow us. As leaderswe sometimes need to cross the bridge, meet people where they are, and walk beside them as they move to where we know we need to be.
The most important role a leader can play education is that of a learner.