Rules?

Rules have their place, but let’s not forget that they should serve us not enslave us. Peter Drucker warns us:

 

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

 

This excerpt is from a blog post (for the love of learning) from Joe Bower titled:  Rules! We don’t need no stinking rules!  (good title, by the way). In the post, Joe tells a little story to illustrate the statement above.

Joe makes some good points in this little anecdote. We tend to make rules & policies for everything, but not everything is black and white. They can be restrictive and sometimes arbitrary and silly! Often rules are knee-jerk reactions to a situation or a result of trying to deal with complicated situations in a simple way. This argument can be extended to filtering the Internet in schools, zero-tolerance policies, no cell phones in school, etc. I agree with Joe completely, rules should serve us, not bind us.

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