Ron Nash shows how to replace “whatever” with “whatever it takes” through this professional development program focused on individual reflection. Includes examples from successful schools nationwide.
Chapter 8: Asking Questions and Getting Started
Asking Questions and Getting Started
In his bestselling book, Good to Great, Jim Collins (2001) tells us that “good is the enemy of great” (p. 1). We as humans have become satisfied with companies, educational systems, and lives that are simply good; what is good is often acceptable. If the leaders in the building and the leaders in the classroom think that things seem to be fine as they are, they are not asking enough questions or questioning enough answers. Leadership, says Collins, is in part “about creating a climate where the truth is heard and the brutal facts confronted” (p. 74). Leadership is not so much about having a briefcase full of answers as it is about asking “questions that ...