8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders

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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:

1- Vision
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.

2- Courage
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.

3- Passion
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.

4- Intelligence
Great school leaders are team-builders. They understand the importance of relationships. They empower their staff and students and show empathy for all.

5- Judgement
Great school leaders make wise decisions. They don't act alone, they involve the whole school community to move students forward.

6- Resilience
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.

7- Persuasion
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.

8- Curiosity
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.

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