What makes for a transformational meeting?
I’m asking myself this question because I just attended the best conference of my life. I’m asking it because most conferences, well, suck. And I’m asking it because the people I just spent three days with were continually asking it of each other in order to identify the “special sauce” for themselves – and give us all a better chance of recreating it for more and more people.
, Organizational Change
Tags: business, business thinking, conference, Democracy, democracy in the workplace, meeting, organizational democracy, Simon Sinek, special sauce, TED, worldblu
I’m in Chicago this week attending the National Charter Schools Conference, and on the plane this morning I continued reading a book that was recommended to me last week by Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, called Tribal Leadership. It’s a fascinating book to be reading as we prepare to start a completely new school. And as someone [...]
As both a former teacher and a MBA, I’m struck these days by two things: first, the ubiquity of “business thinking” in today’s education reform strategies; and second, the complete absence of the sort of business thinking we actually need to be heeding. Keep reading here . . .
, Teacher Quality
Tags: business, cognitive thinking, dan pink, education, education reform, forum for education & democracy, jim collins, Learning, learning environment, policies, stephen covey, teacher evaluation