A faculty must not be just a bunch of teachers that gossip together and complain. It must be a community centered around learning. It is your job to make it so. . . . Building a good faculty is your chief responsibility. You can't teach the students; they do. So think of them as your emissaries, extending your benign presence, but doing so with their own particular style, capabilities, genius. You need to promote their genius by letting them instruct you. Nothing so increases your intellectual stature in their eyes as does your learning something from them
Cowan, Donald, "What Leaders can Do" (1990). Principals’ Institute at DIHC. 4.
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