In February of this year when I heard that Wendy Kopp would be speaking at the Leadership I was so intrigued by the her story that I began doing some research on her life and the organization she founded Teach For America and I could not wait to hear her session.
The interview that Bill Hybels did with her did not disappoint, and it further stirred my curiosity in this incredible leader. I ordered her book "One Day, All Children..." and as soon as I got it -- I read it in just a few hours and have been talking to friends about it ever since.
If you are looking for a read that will challenge your leadership, expand your vision & inspire you to think big -- "One Day, All Children..." is the book for you.
Here are few quotes from the book:
"That Teach for America came to be in spite of my naivete is testament to the fact tat together idealism and determination can make bold ideas happen." p. xii
"For years, whenever I was asked how I had accomplished this feat, I would reply that there was nothing magical about it. I simply developed a plan and moved forward step by step." p. 47
"What keeps me going is my outrage at the inequities that persist in our country." p. 190
I hope you will be prodded to read it.