Monday, 18 February 2008

I was talking to my colleague Dirk Gilleard about why, when we know the recipe for brilliant teaching, brilliant learning and brilliant leadership, so much of what we do achieves such mediocre outcomes...

Dirk talked to me about the dangers of 'painting by numbers'... the production line approach that ensures that everyone goes through the process and produces the same thing... a mediocre painting, a mediocre service, a mediocre team, a mediocre school or a mediocre organisation. We need to free the system up within a clear shared vision of what we want to achieve and let colleagues do it their way. Painting by numbers didn't produce Picasso's, Turner's, Van Gogh's or Monet's.. inspired brilliant individuals did!

Be your brilliant best!

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