Posts Tagged One Change at a Time

Would Your Students Leave You If They Could?

Many years ago, the former Secretary of Education, William Bennett, was asked by a 7th grader, “How can you tell a good country from a bad one?”

Dr. Bennett replied, “I apply the ‘gate’ test. When the gates of a country are open, watch which way the people run. Do they run into the country or out of the country?”

The question was an excellent one and prompted an excellent response. I think the same question could be applied to parenting, teaching, and any organization.

If the people you deal with were exposed to other possibilities or opportunities, and if all other things were equal, would they stay with you—or would they leave you?

Consider taking an inventory. Are the … >>>