Define the problem

If you don’t define the problem, the problem defines you. Clear direction for action is pursuant to sharpness of clarity on the problem. Yes, your definition is inadequate and incomplete, requiring evolution and iteration, but it defines the next step.

The power of educational institutions

The power of educational institutions does not reside in their pedagogy, their learning environments, nor in the resources they provide. The power of a school is the authority to certify, accredit and credentialize the completion of a curriculum.

A slightly different twist of chance

By and large, the most effective leaders I know treat their subordinates with a humble respect that tacitly recognizes that the people they lead, given a slightly different twist of chance, time and circumstance, could just as well be their boss instead.