Insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. This a common occurrence in educational leadership and it does not look it is going to change anytime soon.
· A school talks about the need for radical change, and their solution is to promote a long-time insider to head that department because they have not yet held that position.
· A school is constantly in financial trouble, and instead of looking at the accounting structure, they hire a consultant (for a hefty price) to study the issue; even though you know someone is stealing
· Your students complain that they are not learning anything new, and the school does not look at the fact most of the faculty and staff are graduates of the school they are working at
· You advertise a job that you have already filled, and then months later you send generic form letters to the candidates letting them know how qualified they were but you are going with someone else: and you never even read their resume plus you spelled their names wrong on the form letter
These are real situations, and there are real and easy solutions to them; but in education, sometimes we do not take the real solution. Why is that?
Why do leaders in education consistently make the same mistake over and over, why has there been no real significant, non-political change in education over the last few years. Technology is just a tool, not a solution.
You are a leader in education, but are you trained to lead? Do you know how to lead? What have you done make yourself ready to lead?
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Dr Flavius A B Akerele