Happy first Monday Moanin of Fall 2017. Leadership is a relevant and hot topic. Visit any online magazine like Flipboard or website and you will find several articles and blogs filled with opinions of how to build a better organization. After reviewing several authors in preparation for this post, I decided to focus on three practical and rather unique areas of leadership. As a school leader, focusing on a few of these areas will certainly enhance your performance. Have a productive week by being intentional on the following 3 C’s.
The first C is Commitment. As a leader you must have passion and a vision that serve as a foundation in making quality decisions. Being fully committed to your beliefs can keep you from distractions and easier to stay in your lane. Staying committed to your organization is also essential as a leader. Leading with a laser focus on your building goals and the needs of all students is critical to their success and growth. Anything less is unacceptable.
The third C is being Current in best practice and the latest research on teaching and learning. An example of current research is exploring instruction, standards based grading, visible thinking strategies, competencies, and student engagement for example. The challenges and opportunities of those topics will require a knowledgeable leader to guide the staff on that difficult journey. It is an essential to possess knowledge in the many areas of teaching and learning.
The third C is Caring. All leaders need to take an interest in their employees. Staff members and students should be respected, encouraged, and supported. When people feel cared about they are more apt to produce quality work and contribute to building a positive culture in the organization. You are not going to grow your organization alone.
Have a great week and get to work on your commitment, being current, and caring. It will make a positive difference in your organization and your personal growth. Good luck and keep finding the good stuff.