TITLE

Sailing Unpredictable Waters

AUTHOR(S)
Martinez, Rita
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Principal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the book "Lessons Learned: Shaping Relationships and the Culture of the Workplace," by Roland S. Barth. Barth tells many stories about his misadventures, both at sea and at work, and the cruising rules. Barth illustrates the analogy by telling about the time when, as a principal, he violated school policy by accepting a gift from a student's parents. When the parents later requested a particular teacher for their child, Barth had to decide whether to compound his mistake by acquiescing or risk an uproar by holding to school placement policy.
ACCESSION #
16747207

 

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