Chapter 4: Relationships, Relationships, Relationships

Chapter Synopsis:

Innovation will never happen in education if we do not first focus on relationships.  They are the most important thing in any organization, so how we connect with others, and build culture, will always be first and foremost.  How we create a culture of yes, and focus on developing school teachers vs. classroom teachers, is crucial to success moving forward.

Further Reading/Exploration:

Simon Sinek: Leaders Eat Last (Book)
Stephen Covey: How the Best Leaders Build Trust
Atul Gawande: Sharing Slow Ideas
George Couros: The Power to Kill Innovation


Further Viewing:

First Follower; Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you build relationships with individuals in your district, school, classroom?
  2. How do you empower others to take risks? Examples?
  3. How do you create opportunities for your school community to have learning driven by their personal interests?
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