Management by wandering around (MBWA) is the catalyst that brings teachers, aides, parents, and administrators together in the pursuit of excellent schools. MBWA is an active person-to-person process that relies on deeds, involvement, and participation to create better schools. The leader who embraces MBWA does not just talk about his philosophy, he lives it. The MBWA leader possesses an honest awareness of self and how he affects others. He creates and clarifies new visions. He encourages and empowers others to join in the quest to capture visions and transform them into reality. The MBWA leader is aware of the power, worth, and value of people. He actively pursues the school's mission with people.