Last week the Deputy Superintendent and I visited an elementary school to discuss a story that aired on the news regarding the support we are providing our new teachers. While exiting the building, then she noticed a potato chip on the floor. She immediately stopped to pick up the chip from her floor. As she grabbed the chip, it broke.
A decision had to be made. Do I pick up the broken chip pieces or leave them for a custodian?
She decided to pick up all five pieces (I counted). However, what she didn’t notice was the two kids, the secretary, the teacher, and the custodian watching her.
After observing this, I have two questions: 1) What do you think those five individuals will do next time they see a chip on the floor? 2) When was the last time you picked up a potato chip (went above and beyond the call of duty?) Regardless of your position, it would be best if you always were willing to pick up some chips.