I just finished reading Daniel Pink’s book Drive and walked away with many key thinking points to ponder and use as I continue to focus and refocus on my purpose and drive to be a better person and principal.
In Chapter 6, titled Purpose, Mr. Pink wrote about WORDS.
He pointed out the “pronoun test” used when listening to people in an organization answer questions about the company. Do workers refer to the company as “they” or “we?” One simple word can tell you much about the employees thoughts about the company.
Our recent Q&A explored how workloads and work-life can become more balanced. Here our expert panel talk about ways for beating stress both in and out of the classroom.
Jeremy Dean, primary teacher and author:
One of my new colleagues recently expressed surprise that the rest of us were having so much trouble with Angel. "Oh, he always behaves so well for me" he said, smugly. "I didn't even realise he was supposed to be difficult."