If the path is clear then the journey becomes one that others can follow and yet have time to see the surrounding landscape. If the path is faint then we spend most of our time and energy focusing on finding our way.
A week of travel has kept me from being able to post for a couple days but I am thrilled to share some innovative ideas coming out of the National Association of Independent School’s conference.A presentation that jumped out at me was one made by Glyn Cowlishaw and Angie Ringley of Pinewood Preparatory School. A point that works across the entire sector was the idea of developing a pattern so those behind you can follow. Using the iconic line, “Bond, James Bond”, they showed a video montage of the seven actors to utter the phrase in a James Bond Hollywood film. The point being, if you can develop a strong enough pattern the person portraying the character will have certain mannerisms and the audience will respond in predictable way. Is your cause creating a pattern where the next Board Chair or CEO can assume some immediate patterns that will accelerate the transition and be reassuring to your community?