“The best leaders are lifelong learners; they take measures to create organizations that foster and inspire learning throughout. The most effective leaders are those who realize it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts most.” ― John Wooden

    Two organizations.
    Both have success.
    Both highlight high achievement in traditional metrics.
    One is satisfied and asks, “Why fix what ain’t broke?”
    The other asks, “We have done some things well in the past, but what are we doing now to get better in the future?”
    One rests on success.
    The other appreciate their past success but knows resting will lead to future failure.
    Which one will more likely have success in the future?
    Remember…Risk is sometimes embodied in the things you don’t do.
    Failure is easy to challenge, but success can create a false sense of security.  People get comfortable. Organizations can coast.
    Success can be a catalyst for either success or failure, but it depends on how you use your past to fuel your future.
    The above statement is true at the district, school, classroom, or individual level.
    How will you learn from your past success and grow in spite of it, not regress because of it?

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