Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Where there is no vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18)
Colin Prentice's life and example is never far from my mind.
His eye for talent was a start but his use of an economical phrase at opportune times was, at times, genius. He had an uncanny knack for saying and doing the right thing at the right time.
One mid eighties afternoon as we coincidentally walked in the same direction after school he said, "You could lead an English Department".
In my fifth year of teaching, I hadn't had that as an ambition necessarily, but from that small moment a germ of an idea began to sprout.
For him, success was determined by the number of leaders he could support at Macleans College and then encourage to leave and go elsewhere to become Principals.
A staggering amount of us did just that.