After reading a blog post on about John West-Burnham’s talk at the Partners in Excellence Worldwide Innovative Education Forum, it said the following;

When faced with 350 Head Teachers deemed by a national accountability agency as “Outstanding”, John asked “Why are you outstanding?” Two thirds responded: “A sense of calling.”

Leaders need to have passion for what they do, and people need to see that in their leaders. If you can convey this sense of passion for education then others can’t help but be swept along with the organisation.