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.

Know What Drives Your Educational Engine and Be Passionate About It

Know what drives your educational engine and be passionate about it

Anything that does not fit with our Hedgehog Concept, we will not do. We will not launch unrelated businesses. We will not make unrelated acquisitions. We will not do unrelated joint ventures. If it doesn't fit, we don't do it. Period.

—Collins (2001, p. 134)

As noted in Chapter 1, in his essay The Hedgehog and the Fox, Isaiah Berlin (1993) divided people into two basic groups: hedgehogs and foxes. Foxes pursue many ends at the same time and see the world in all its complexity. Hedgehogs, on the other hand, simplify a complex world into one organizing idea, an understanding that unifies and guides ...

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