ERIC Number: EJ1140452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Five Perspectives for Leadership Success
Toll, Cathy A.
Educational Leadership, v74 n8 p28-31 May 2017
New school leaders typically start out with enthusiasm--but sometime in their first year, they often find themselves disappointed, exhausted, and full of self-doubt. In this article, Cathy A. Toll discusses five perspectives that helped her enthusiasm for the job when she was a new school leader: (1) Teachers are well-intentioned, hard-working people who care about students; (2) It's not just about information; it's also about beliefs and values; (3) Everyone has their own vision of success, and it's important to collaborate to develop a plan that's owned by all; (4) Resistance makes perfect sense to the person who's resisting; and (5) Every situation is best approached by first listening. The key idea behind all of these perspectives is that leaders need to tune in and be inclusive.
Descriptors: Principals, Success, Intention, Work Ethic, Caring, Beliefs, Values, Objectives, Cooperative Planning, Listening Skills, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility
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