As a school principal, and as a school superintendent, and as a teacher of those who aspire to the same, I have often said the following:
"School" is a sanctuary of learning. It exists for the sole and sacred purpose of LEARNING. If the leaders of the school -- teachers, administrators, school board members -- are not learning at a faster clip than the students, I think we have a problem.
I continue to believe that assertion to my very core.
As I consider other kinds of organizations, perhaps the truth of that assertion transfers...