The Innovator’s Mindset
by George Couros
Change almost never fails because it’s too early.
It almost always fails because it’s too late.
“Innovation” is a word that is used often in education, but often without much thought of what it truly means for educators and learning. In my work with CPCO, we have focused on the idea of innovation being more about “mindset” than “skill set,” and with change being the only constant in our world, and happening at a pace more rapidly than ever before, leaders need to not only be comfortable with change, they have to embrace it. Through this process, leadership will also be essential in creating the conditions where meaningful change is embraced by those that we serve.
In this extract from my book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity, I discuss why “growth” can no longer be optional in our schools.