It is regularly reported that some initiative on a campus failed because there was no “Buy-in.”  I’ve been doing this a while, and I believe this concept of “buy-in” is overrated. As a school leader, here is what I believe in:

1. I believe in communication. 

2. I believe in clear purpose and intent.

3. I believe in training. 

4. I believe in support.

5. I believe in monitoring. 

6. I believe in, “Do or Don’t Do.”

7. And I believe that sometimes, in spite of everything we do, things don’t go according to plan.

But, the lack of “buy-in” is the cop out excuse of the manager who was negligent somewhere in items 1 thru 5 and doesn’t want to be held accountable.

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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