Leaders Do Outrageous Things with Lorraine Monroe (48 minutes)
Lorraine Monroe doesn't take no for an answer… at least not easily. In a funny touching and motivational presentation Lorraine Monroe explains how to persevere despite setbacks adversity and even hostility. She is passionate funny and honest. Jimmy Carter said that Lorraine's story is "a testimony to the hard work and love of one dedicated educator in conquering even the most overwhelming challenges in life" Lorraine Monroe is a nationally recognized teacher principal and consultant.
In 1991 she opened the Frederick Douglass Academy an experimental public high school on Harlem designed to break the rules: It would graduate kids and send them to college. Sure enough test scores at the Academy quickly shot to among the top in all of New York City. And among the first graduating class 96% of the students went on to college. While Lorraine Monroe speaks about her experience as a leader in education the message will inspire everyone who has to lead motivate and inspire people.
Key Learning Points:
- Encourage people to be creatively crazy
- Put people before paper – every time
- Remember to plan: A plan must be examined and it must be flexible
- Understand Bureaucracy
- The first thing you say to your staff is the thing they will remember forever