— David Geurin (@DavidGeurin) March 17, 2016
David Geurin is a “principal and lead learner at Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Missouri.” I enjoy learning from him, and following the link in the above tweet lead me to David’s perceptive post on leadership:
“Leaders set out to make a difference.” In education that is so true: the goal is always to make teaching and learning better, to make a difference. Leaders have a vision for reaching goals, and great leaders share that leadership. In David’s post, you’ll see that “difference” in his list.
I especially find this one important:
3. They come from every corner of the school (students, teachers, support staff, etc.—not just admin). Leadership is more about disposition than position. Great leaders help develop new leaders and share leadership roles with others.
In all the posts and discussions on leadership that I have read, these ideas are considered important to promote collaboration among participants: the value of sharing leadership roles, of listening carefully to others, and of finding leadership in others throughout the school. We learn and grow together– shared leadership grows a community of practice intent on continuous learning and improvement.
Which leadership action or trait do you consider vital to your organization?