Why the Best Leaders are Teachers

Everybody loves to know who the best is in their field. It could be the best sports coach, the best company to work for, or in this case, the best teacher in the world. Recently the Varkey Foundation awarded the 2019 Global Teacher Prize to Peter Tabichi. 

Tabichi, a teacher who happens to also be a Franciscan Brother, was chosen out of 10,000 nominees across 179 countries. His work as a science teacher to high schoolers in a small Kenyan village won him the award.

Tabichi overcame long odds to win the big award and grand prize of $1 million dollars, and his comment after winning the award is one from which every leader should learn: “Seeing my learners grow in knowledge, skill, and confidence is my greatest joy in teaching.”

A leader’s role is one of a teacher.

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