Yesterday at our assistant principal meeting, I had the pleasure of listening to three principals speak about their journeys in leadership.
It is immediately clear as they speak that all three are in leadership positions for the right reasons. All three recognize the challenges of the job as opportunities for growth. All three genuinely care about their students and their needs. They recognize their staff members as individuals with unique stories and circumstances and do what is necessary to support them on their own journeys. All three strive for balance but give their heart and soul into their callings.
The common thread between them can be summed up in one word: integrity. Integrity is earned over time and proven through one’s words and actions. It is high praise and I don’t use the word lightly. It is something I believe we should strive for no matter our role.
“It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” Zig Ziglar