If you call one wolf, you invite the pack. I love this quote. I has just seems to portray a message to all educators. Let me explain how…
Let me begin by telling you a story I read one day about a pack of wolves. Picture in your mind a large pack of wolves traveling in a single line, one behind the other, across a field. The area is rocky and hilly. Snow covers the area.
The pack is being lead by the alpha wolf. The alpha wolf creates a path through the snow for the rest of the members. He/she controls the whole group. He sets the pace and anticipates any attacks. The alpha wolf imposes the belief that no one will be left behind. The other pack members respect the alpha position and follow the leadership.
The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
This simple story reminded me of our role as campus leaders. We are leaders of the pack. We clear the path for others to follow. Principals should have the belief to leave no one behind…teachers and students. We are constantly strategizing our course to take. We look ahead and prepare for situations that come our way. We have a responsibility and commitment to our campus to deliver our best, every day, every time.
The quote above, “When you call one wolf, you invite the pack” can be applied to various topics. However, it speaks to our ability to unite our teams. The power of a team of people so tightly bonded can overcome and achieve just about anything. It’s an all for one, and one for all type play on words. All members of the school support each other and each individual supports the entire group.
The strength of your team is each individual member, and the strength of each member is the team.