Steve Jobs said, "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
The idea of expecting excellence isn’t new, nor is the premise that every leader should expect excellence from his or her team. But just like everything a leader says and does, it’s not so much a matter of “what” he or she does as much as it is about “how” they do what they do.
Excellence is not an option...It's expected. Since we all know this, why is it that we have some people in our schools not performing at their fullest potential?
Excellence is easily recognized. We know excellence when we see it. We also know excellent schools when we experience them. Excellent schools are where lessons are meaningful, teachers have passion and spirit, and accomplishments are recognized, staff portray high morale and students achieve high standards. So is you school excellent? What's stopping your school from excellence or becoming exemplary?