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:
|Image credit: Sean Junkins|
1- Vision: Great school leaders are visionaries who actively participate in shaping future events.
2- Courage: Great school leaders are trail blazers who have what it takes to try out new ideas and go the untrodden path.
3- Passion: Great school leaders are passionate about their work and are wholeheartedly committed to students, staff and their school communities.
4- Intelligence: As Sean puts it, 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 take a collaborative and community-driven approach to decision making. They value the contributions of others and make wise decisions.
6- Resilience: Great school leaders show unwavering sense of leadership by nurturing traits of resilience, determination, perseverance, and confidence.
7- Persuasion: Great school leaders are great communicators. They have the required discursive skills to motivate and persuade listeners.
8- Curiosity: Great school leaders are also lifelong learners and have an unsatiated desire to learn more and make new connections.