Sometimes when you are in the heat of doing things you become completely oblivious to how things are being perceived by others. At AgileOpenNorthwest we were talking about Agile software development and started to talk about Where Are Your Keys. The discussion quickly became about understanding how we learn is so important to the skill set of the new economy. Everyone started talking about the current broken educational systems. At one point someone blurted out “What are we going to do? Change the educational system?”. I answered, “Yes, we are.”. Everyone at the table looked at me like I had three eyes. I had just got on a plane to come to the conference directly from leaving our first Educational Unconference to change the educational system, so this seemed normal to me.
When challenging the norm becomes your norm expect people to look at you funny.