I had started my summer by reading Radical Leap Re-Energized and then ended my summer listening to Steve Farber talk about Extreme Leadership. I decided that there’s no better time than now to take the plunge. So this morning, at my staff PD day I forced my OS!M. I didn’t plan a two hour PD; I didn’t plan collaborative activities. Instead I reminded my staff why they really come to school each day-it's because they want to do right by children. They want to change the world. And then, I challenged them to do so. I reminded each and every one of them that a leader is a safety net and that I will be that for them. I showed them a slide outlining Steve Farber’s guidelines for changing the world and told them to get started.
Then, I left. I picked up my things and walked out.