Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman in their book, Organizing Genius, the Secrets of Creative Collaboration, state that it's not that we no longer need leaders, but "Instead, we have to recognize a new paradigm: not great leaders alone, but great leaders who exist in a fertile relationship with a Great Group. In these creative alliances, the leader and the team are able to achieve something together that neither could achieve alone." Look around at examples of this in your sphere of influence and reflect on the ways you contribute to the vision and help to cultivate the Great Group under that vision. This activity is especially important in schools where courage and energetic response will make a difference for kids today and in the future.
Dr. Kathryn Knox is a life-long educator, consultant, and author.