In a recent gathering of educators from different walks and disciplines headed by our own Scott McLeod, we discussed Seth Godin‘s book Tribes and how it affects the world of education. The discussion involved a round-table presence of 20 leaders and a world wide web of hundreds of people via various Internet outlets.
Some of the key questions and points:
- Is there any difference between leadership and marketing?
- How can shed a more positive light on “anti”? Rather than saying you’re “anti-establishment, call them “anti-change”
- What is this secret society of “they”?
- How many does it take to make a Tribe? 2? 20? 200?
- How important is it to get “buy-in” from those above you in the hierarchical leadership?
- 3 Groups of people during change: Change people, no change group people, Tennis match changers (flip floppers)
- Change is more about trust and relationships than the change strategy itself!
- All teachers have the chance to be a Tribe leader -- at the very least with their own students.
Don’t let the discussion end there. Pick up a copy of the book and chime in.
- Heretics: New Leadership for the 21st Century
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