Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Who has the answers?
Leaders in all organizations - schools and others - ask questions about how things can be done better. We wonder about how we can get better results or achieve our goals when it seems we face decreasing resources. Sometimes the decreasing resources are financial. Sometimes they are material. And sometimes these resources are human - right through to our strength of will and endurance. As with all leaders, there is a tendency to look outside the organization for answers - or for a silver bullet. Well, there are no silver bullets......but there are answers......and the answers are already in the building. As we begin to see our staff, our leaders - indeed, each other - as human resources who hold knowledge, experience, and wisdom - we will discover that the answers to our most challenging questions are available to us if we allow our shared wisdom to guide us. It doesn't mean that the journey will be easy, fast, or that it will work well the first time or even second time....but the answers are there. We just need to trust that they are and believe in each other. Forget the silver bullets!