As a leader, do you draw on the talent and wisdom of your staff or do you hope external programs can serve as the 'silver bullet' for improvement?
People, not programs, are at the apex of serious [organization] improvement and they are the nexus of authentic PLCs. It is not about brand name programs - whether they are implemented "with fidelity" - that matter most. It's about using to the fullest extent the talent and wisdom of a collective, an existing [staff] that can, with intense and sustained focus on a few important things, bring about the most significant change and improvements in [the organization].
From: The Practice of Authentic PLCs by Daniel R. Venables
(Published by: Corwin)