The vulnerability of charisma, magnetic personality

How safe and sustainable it is for a school to anchor its fortunes on the charisma and magnetic personality of one single leader? It is not safe at all, yet it is a truism that many public schools depend principally on the leadership prowess of school principals.

It is also an established fact that a school thriving on the broad shoulders of strong leaders runs the risk of losing its spark. A tragedy often strikes upon the departure of the services of leaders who the Greek philosopher Plato might describe as philosopher kings. Indeed, many academically thriving public schools could be living dangerously on account of the link between their present academic prosperity and the leadership prowess of their philosopher kings or queens.

A philosopher king is the crème de la crème.


Editor's Comment
CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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