The Truth Unvarnished

Recently I was meeting with a superintendent friend of mine, discussing the progress of our work in his district. Towards the end of the meeting, he said, “I have a great story to tell you, I pulled a Sean.”

Which everyone at the table understood to mean that someone volunteered to be the recipient of the unvarnished truth; and he obliged.

The superintendent was speaking to the faculty of one of his high schools when a teacher stood up and said, “…I got in this profession to teach; something needs to be done about these students who refuse to learn.”

To which his response was, “To the extent that the students are learning in your class is a direct reflection of your ability as a teacher.”

He followed this with, “Just as the performance of the staff is a direct reflection of the leadership ability your principal and the performance of the district is a reflection of my performance as the superintendent.”

Sometimes only way to combat conventional ignorance (as opposed to conventional wisdom) is a strong dose of truth.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…

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