Happy first Autumn Monday Moanin of 2018 to all of you. Being a leader in public education is a difficult challenge. There are many issues to deal with, especially at the beginning of a new school year. These challenges may cause you to lose confidence and act with caution which could negatively impact your role and performance as a leader. Listed below are some strategies that may be helpful in improving your skills as a leader. Consider focusing on some of these during the next 30 days. In no particular order, here they are :
1. State and restate your vision often.
2. Practice the three R’s. Respect, Recognize, and Reward.
3. Focus on teaching and learning.
4. Pay attention to all of the members of your community. Begin with your learners.
5. Be well planned and plan your calendar around your big rocks. Determine what is most important and communicate your priorities.
6. Lead by doing.
7. Find the joy in your job and stay positive.
8 Focus on your strengths.
Quote of the week:
You can’t do it alone. Leadership is not a solo act, it’s a team performance. The winning strategies will be based upon the “we not “I” philosophy. Collaboration is a social imperative. Without it people can’t get extraordinary things done in organizations. Kouzes and Posner
Have a great week and find the good stuff.