Tag Archives: volunteer penalty

Just Do It: How to be a great teacher leader without wearing yourself out!

Julie Hiltz in Education Week this month has some sage advice for teachers (and anyone else in an organization) who have a great idea — don’t ask permission — just do it! To be fair, her article doesn’t argue that teacher leaders should go againstĀ  organizational policies — but she does say “build your own […]

Leadership that Silences Natural Leaders: The “Volunteer Penalty,” according to Inc.

Jeff Haden hits the nail right on the head in his article, “5 Leadership Lessons You Won’t Learn in B-School,” in Inc. Magazine. #3 Reads: The “volunteer penalty” kills the flow of great ideas. Your best employees tend to come up with the best ideas. It’s natural to assign responsibility for carrying out an idea […]