The Culture Puzzle

I’ve been searching for the recipe for success for years.  As a principal, I literally read, The Perfect School, believing it held the secrets to what it would take to have a high performing school.  As a superintendent, I looked for ways to reimagine learning and found resources that enabled our district to implement new …

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Autonomy

I recently watched a Ted Talk by author Daniel Pink in which he discussed intrinsic motivation. During the talk, Pink identified several factors that nurture or diminish intrinsic motivation. However the one that stood out the most was “autonomy.” According to Pink, “to be fully motivated, you must be able to control what you do, …

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