The Hedgehog and Technology

Hedgehog and computerCeres USD superintendent Walt Hanline shares his passion for Jim Collins’ book Good to Great. Walt believes it is the best book related to his profession that he has ever read! In particular, he talks about the “hedgehog concept” and technology’s role as an accelerator.

“Technology is a tool,” says Walt. “Even in organizations that have the highest level of technology, it is a tool towards greatness; it’s not an avenue to greatness, but a tool to go down the avenue.” As you’re listening to what Walt has to say, don’t miss how he, himself, used technology to introduce Good to Great to his management staff (this section starts at three minutes 20 seconds into the interview)!

In November 2007, Walt was named ACSA’s 2007 Superintendent of the Year.

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Michael Simkins

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