Our classroom discussion got me really thinking about the paradigmatic shifts that are necessary if education is truly going to be educating our future. We operate under a reactionary model that lacks the ability to anticipate what's to come. And in my opinion, the lack of anticipatory thinking in our educational system mirrors the resulting mediocrity in academic achievement, faculty and staff morale, and innovation.
As leaders, it is our job to debunk this reactionary form of thinking and challenge our teachers, future leaders, and students to apply a different model. The existing one hasn't worked. Why not market success as the rule rather than the exception? I know this isn't possible until you change the person's belief system. Imagine the possibilities if we demanded and rewarded innovation. Google, Inc. has tapped into something in requiring "think time" as part of the work day.
Are people resistant to change because of their own inhibitions? How do we move them past that?