ERIC Number: EJ825091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Five Keys to Success
Peddy, Walter J.
Principal Leadership, v9 n5 p36-38 Jan 2009
The first year as a principal is filled with self-doubt. As one already knows, there is no book or guide that can fully prepare someone for what the principal's position entails. All first-year principals have to learn by doing. In this article, the author discusses five keys to success that will guide and help first-year principals with the rigors of the job and make the principalship an experience that is personally and professionally fulfilling. To have a good first year as a principal, these five keys should be remembered: (1) dress for success; (2) use data: (3) seek feedback; (4) stay positive; and (5) think reflectively.
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Leadership Qualities, Leaders Guides, Self Efficacy, Administrative Principles, School Administration
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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