Leadership: A Solution To Bullying by Gen. Tommy Franks, U.S. Army (Ret.) at Digital Journal on 2 May 2014.
This article cuts straight to the issue of leadership and bullying in schools. Using the analogy of a hand saw (of which there is a proper technique to use), the author provides the following quote:
“Leadership is a lot like using that saw: first you pull people to you, lifting them up by showing them some of their own potential. Then you can push them to be the best individual they can be doing the best job they can do.”
The article goes on to talk about leaders having a responsibility to develop themselves in four areas: character, communication, common vision and caring. By developing these skills in ourselves and our followers, we are less likely to have a culture of bullies – not only on the playground, but within our organizations, too.