6 Comments

  1. Denise

    Excellent and very purposeful us of “we” in your questioning for staff. Thanks for the shift in my thinking- (yet again:).
    Thanks for the post!

  2. Beate Planche

    Hi George,
    Part of the problem, in my view, is our collective understanding of what it means to educate. We have the opportunity to educate with every interaction we have with students and colleagues….from the smile we share when we greet others to the encouraging word or question we offer. Cultures are built on behaviours, attitudes and experiences….hearts and minds always in play. Servant leaders understand the power of high expectations coupled with the power of the affective domain in teaching and learning. Thanks for your thought provoking questions.

  3. Hey George, thanks for post! I agree that the answer is in the asking. If we, as servant leaders, want to shift the declarative to the interrogative, we have to sale differently. As Dan Pink shares in his book “To Sale is Human”, we need to “listen.” Obviously, the follow through or the “doing” is a critical component too. I believe administrators should ask themselves: Am I ready to take ownership of a culture change?

  4. Jon David Groff

    I’m a teacher in my school, not an administrator, but your post has made me stop and reflect on my own actions and reactions.

  5. I love your last comment: “Our work is about making others better, not displaying our own intelligence”. So very true for both teachers and administrators. And we need to remember how much we can learn from each other on a daily basis if we just open ourselves up to that. Thanks for the post!

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