The leaders I admire most are those who vision with an attitude of hope and optimism. Whatever our role in a school, we provide leadership to others in some form or another. How do we instill hope in those we lead?
Build genuine relationships. Get in there and do the nitty gritty. Ask, don’t assume. Let those you lead use their skills and talent. Provide vision. Accept others wherever they are on their journey… then raise the bar. Be realistic. Use both your head and your heart to make decisions. Find good in people: all people.
Donald McGannon once said, “Leadership is an action, not a position.” Let your actions earn your leadership every day.
2 thoughts on “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Napoleon
It seems as though you wrote an autobiography with this post. You are the person that comes to mind when I think of leaders I admire most.
You have captured some of the complexity of effective leadership.