Steven Johnson’s book Where Good Ideas Come From remains one of my favorite titles of the year because it provides TONS of interesting evidence from the natural world about just how effective change happens.

Here’s a quote that I think carries real lessons for school leaders:

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So are you conjuring or leading? 

How would your teachers answer that question?  The parents of your school community?  The influential business leaders?

Are you finding good ideas in the collection of existing parts that you already have in place?

If not, why not?

Millions of years of evolutionary evidence doesn’t lieSustainable change is evolutionary, not revolutionary.


Original Image Credit: Magician? by Bohman

Licensed Creative Commons Attribution on March 23, 2011

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