Part 7: A Society of Addicts
Chapter 22-At the Center of All of Our Problems Is Us
Chapter 23-At Any Expense
Chapter 24-The Abstract Generation
Reflect on the following questions. If you prefer, you can include these in a knowledge café conversation (refer to Part 6 for tools).
“Leadership is about taking responsibility for lives and not numbers” (p. 183).
- What does this mean for our work as educational leaders? What are the challenges in navigating the numbers and honoring the lives?
- Do you agree with Sinek’s assessment that the perception of Generation Y as having a sense of entitlement is misunderstood—that they really are just impatient (p. 196)?
- What implications exist for your leadership in your schools if people really are developing an addition to distraction?
- Review the last half of page 199 and page 200, how are you developing grit in others? How have you avoided giving a little bit of yourself to a large number of things? Why is this so challenging?