Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Though the topic of this essay is the relation between schools and central administrative organizations, I think that the argument can be applied more broadly, to the relationship between any entity in an organization. Of most value is the table comparing 'traditional' and 'revolutionary' management of the organization. Consider, for example, the difference between "promotion is the reward of those who 'look' and 'sound' like their superiors" and "difference and diversity in thinking, attitudes and ideas are valued and rewarded." Which one more resembles your own organization. But the thing is: the value of this list isn't in how you are to set about to criticize and change them. It is best used to examine our own actions and beliefs, to set out a personal program of reform. PDF. Based on this article, I composed a blog post, My Creed as a Manager.

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