Thursday, July 07, 2005

Some Thoughts on Black and Gregersen

Some Thoughts on Black and Gregersen - As I read Black and Gregersen in Leading Strategic Change: Breaking through the Brain Barrier, I can't help but think of another book. The underlying philosophy of Conceive, Believe and Achieve is very similar to that of Napoleon Hill in his work Think and Grow Rich.

Hill wrote, "Truly 'thoughts are things', and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, and other material objects."

While Hill was talking about making the changes necessary to get rich, Black and Gregersen are discussing the same approach to building better schools.

I have used Hill's philosophy to make life easier for my family. It is nice to see the same philosophy applied to education. Clearly, this can be applied there. Perhaps I have been applying this strategy in the library without realizing it? It really is hard to separate different aspects of life and I am sure I take some of the same approaches I use for my personal life and apply it at work.

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