You weren’t born to be a cog in the giant industrial machine. You were trained to become a cog.
Note: time to change
Leaders don’t get a map or a set of rules. Living life without a map requires a different attitude. It requires you to be a linchpin. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of tomorrow’s high-value organizations. They don’t bring capital or expensive machinery, nor do they blindly follow instructions and merely contribute labor. Linchpins are indispensable, the driving force of our future.
Note: be the leader
Now, the only way to grow is to stand out, to create something worth talking about, to treat people with respect and to have them spread the word.
Note: standing out
Let me be really clear: Great teachers are wonderful. They change lives. We need them. The problem is that most schools don’t like great teachers. They’re organized to stamp them out, bore them, bureaucratize them, and make them average.
Note: not just teachers