Define the problem. If you don’t define it, it 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 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.
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.
To lead by example is to exemplify the ideal follower.
Every human is as human as you. No qualifiers, clauses, caveats, or exceptions.
As long as I am bumbling around — stumbling in the dark, unable to land, asking the wrong questions for honest reasons — I think I am probably going in the right direction. Experience and historical precedence suggest that I am at my most dangerous when I think I’ve got everything figured out.
The question, ‘Is all truth relative and subjective?’ is a very interesting question. The question, ‘Can a social contract defined by the relativity and subjectivity of truth sustain a society?’ is an even more interesting question.