This comprehensive resource examines lessons from the private sector, provides case studies of "star" principals, and offers reflection questions for more effective application of leadership principles.

Build a Culture of Discipline

Build a culture of discipline

If you create an environment where the people truly participate, you don't need control. They know what needs to be done, and they do it. And the more that people will devote themselves to your cause on a voluntary basis, a willing basis, the fewer hierarchs and control mechanisms you need. We are not looking for blind obedience. We're looking for people who on their own initiative want to be doing what they're doing because they consider it to be a worthy objective.

—Kelleher (1997, under “Culture Defines Personality”)

The Concept is not New

Most will agree that the idea of a “culture of discipline” is not new. The leadership literature is rich with support for the presence ...

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