June 28, 2014
Here is an excellent visual created by Sean Junkins ( editor of SeansDesk) featuring some of the characteristics of the school leaders. Sean particularly focused on 8 key features that school leaders have. These are:
Great school leaders are visionaries with a clear sense of moral purpose. They have the ability to formulate and shape the future, rather than be shaped by events.
Great school leaders have the determination, willpower, and patience to see things through. They are willing to take risks and remain steadfast in the force of challenge.
Great school leaders are passionate about teaching and learning, show great commitment to children, and take on active interest in the work of students and staff.
Great school leaders are team-builders. They understand the importance of relationships. They empower their staff and students and show empathy for all.
Great school leaders make wise decisions. They don't act alone, they involve the whole school community to move students forward.
Great school leaders are optimistic. They stay energetic and positive. They remain calm in the face of crisis and have strategies to steady themselves in stormy waters.
Great school leaders are communicators and storytellers. They are persuaders and listeners. They are motivators who get people to do things and go that extra mile.
Great school leaders are always on the lookout for good ideas. They are excellent networkers and great opportunists who always stay in touch with the latest trends.
June 28, 2014