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Saturday, August 01, 2015

The Good Leader

Are you a good leader?

Were you mentored by good leaders?

What does it take to be a good leader?

Do you foster apt leadership skills in the students you teach?

Leadership is many ways is a traditional role with classic attributes, and it's also an evolving role that changes to meet the current needs of a community and world.

As I've written before, we all play leadership roles in our lives whether it be the role of parent, teacher, older sibling, and more. Some play greater, more established, leadership roles in society.

To be a strong leader takes attention, skill, and development.

The attributes of good leadership are many.

As educators, we have to hone our leadership skills so that we can mentor and lead our young students forward in collaboration with family members, system-wide leaders, and colleagues.

Lolly Daskal is a leader of leaders. Her words are insightful and inspiring. These articles written by Daskal lead us forward with regard to developing leadership skills:

We can pay attention to the attributes listed on the lists above and elsewhere, and support one another as we develop better leadership skills. We can also foster environments of shared leadership as one way to develop strong and dynamic school communities.