Our charter school is going through some investigation with the state school board. It’s been interesting to watch it play out, but it made me think about how people reach in different situations.
It’s really easy to sit in the bleachers or the sidelines and talk about how you’d handle a situation, and how your opinions change when all of a sudden it’s not so far removed.
When it’s your school. Or your friends. Or your business. Or your kids.
Overall what I think is important is to spend time thinking about what you would do in X situation, and try to be as principled as possible. If you’re guided by principles throughout your life, the tough decisions like transparency, honesty, and admitting when you’re wrong become easier in the moment.