We live and work in interesting times. More than ever, educators face continuous pressure to reform established practices in order to improve outcomes throughout the school system. Many executive leaders and boards of education are doing all this with declining budgets. As educators, we’ve faced decades of reform initiatives, but some current mandates are opening up uncharted territory.
Yes, many things have changed, and the changes are dramatic. Yet many other things- which may ultimately be the most important things- have stayed the same.
In order to survive and thrive, leaders need to focus on improving systems by creating and maintaining a culture that reinforces high performance.
Excerpt from: Maximize Performance