Friday, April 9, 2010

Needed....more first followers

I'm so excited and so proud to be a part of the OPS digital curriculum team. I am also scared to death! We need lots and lots of help...can you help create a movement?

A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. [...]

Notice the leader embraces him as an equal, so it’s not about the leader anymore – it’s about them, plural. Notice he’s calling to his friends to join in. It takes guts to be a first follower! You stand out and brave ridicule, yourself. Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire.

[...]A movement must be public. Make sure outsiders see more than just the leader. Everyone needs to see the followers.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Video - An open letter to educators

“If institutional education refuses to adapt to the landscape of the information age, it WILL die and SHOULD die.”

The video is An Open Letter to Educators. Happy viewing!