Turning Skeptics into Torchbearers

Morrison Hoerr

U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

What can leaders do to pull skeptics on board? How can leaders turn the unmotivated into the willing, help the unable to grow, and educate the unaware? What can leaders do to help create a culture of growth in classrooms and schools? To what kind of leader and leadership style do you respond?

Post submitted by ASCD Annual Conference Scholars facilitators Jen Morrison and Tom Hoerr. Check out the ASCD Scholars Web page to learn more about this dynamic group of leaders and meet the 2011 class.