Happy brisk October, 2018 Monday Moanin to all of you. It is hard to believe that for most of you the first month of the 2018-19 school year is in the books. Typically the first month is front loaded with many activities and a fast pace filled with adjustments and reactions. October signals a time when most school staffs and administrators are settling into their routines and schedules. As a result, this is a great time to refocus on some essential leadership fundamentals to enhance your performance. During this week, practice the following three fundamentals.
- Pay attention. Begin with your learners and then move your focus to all other stakeholders. What do they need and how can I help?
- Ruthless prioritization. Sheryl Sandburg uses this term to determine what is most important and what should a team or organization focus on. What is your #1 priority? Once you identify it, get to work.
- Be liberal with specific praise. Using general statements usually is insufficient to demonstrate recognition and appreciation. Use their names and do not shy away from public acknowledgement.
Good luck , have a great week and keep finding the good stuff.