Jordan Collier

Friday Thoughts: Exhilarating

In her book The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, author Liz Wiseman says the following:

Our research, both in business and across schools worldwide, has shown that when people give only half of their capability, they consistently report the experience to be “exhausting.” In contrast, when people are able to give their all— 100% even— they describe the experience as “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating!” Isn’t it interesting that giving half our capability is exhausting, but giving our all is exhilarating? We often think burnout is a result of working too hard; more often burnout occurs when people aren’t given meaningful work or can’t see the results of their hard work.

This year certainly has been “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating” for me. The learning curve was steep, but I had so much fun! It reminded me of my first year teaching… x10. Thanks for your support and help this year.

I hope this year was “a bit exhausting but totally exhilarating” for you as well. I’ve seen everyone giving everything they have, and that’s exciting because in the end, our students and our entire school benefits. Thank you.

Jordan Collier

Jordan Collier

Secondary Principal

Jordan Collier is the secondary principal at CAC. Prior to joining the CAC family in 2011, Jordan was an English teacher for the Cabot School District. Jordan is a two-time graduate of Harding University (’03 and ’08) and has a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Each week, Jordan shares his Friday Thoughts with the CAC faculty and staff, and an excerpt of that is shared on The 'Stang.

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