Sunday, April 18, 2010

Educational Leadership Thought for the Week

As I did some research this weekend for a project, I came across a quote that really hit home with me. I'd like to share the quote, attributed to Bob Nelson, with you.

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.

This a powerful thought for anyone in a leadership position: administrators working with faculty, teachers working with students, coaches working with players. I encourage you this week to build the fire then fan the flames within those you lead; your impact will be far greater with this method of leadership than if you light the fire beneath them, hold their feet to the fire, etc.

1 comment:

Kaushal Sharma said...

I am an educationist and have wriiten something in the form of books on teacher education. it is my belief that----
"it is not important to teach every child rather than to develop a wish to learn among the children"----------Kaushal Sharma