October 17 - 23, 2011
I wrote three posts this week.
The first, Commitment or Condition?, suggests that if you have conditions placed on whether or not you actually follow through on a plan, then you are likely not really committed to that plan.
In the second, I speak of a Difference Between Good and Bad Ideas.
Finally, I finished my three-part series on leading changes in schools by exploring how to Overcome Faith-Based Beliefs (note to readers: I'm NOT referring to religious or spiritual beliefs).
Other items of interest
Independent School Management (ISM) produces some very good free .pdf documents. It is worth giving a look through.
Student Assessment services has an interesting student survey that measures middle and upper school students' school readiness.
Nice blog post by UCEA about school leadership.
Daniel Pink reviewed a book on how to find great talent, The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Anyone Else. I'm putting this one on my reading list.
If you are not reading John Kotter's posts on Forbes.com, you should be. It is always a nice read. This one, invites you to take part in the Seize Your Big Opportunity contest.