Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


Elizabeth Gould


Traditionally, from a very young age, children are taught to respect their elders. This tradition tends to carry over to their adult lives when they enter the work arena. Age means experience and knowledge, and these young pups who come in wagging their tails and jumping around, so full of excitement and new ideas, must be taught to calm down and control themselves. Let’s face it; we don’t need any messes on the carpet. Nowhere is this contrast between young energy and older experience more evident than in the world of academia.