As leaders and educators...
...we must have the courage and conviction to stand on our own for what we believe in.
...we must envision a bright, optimistic future and boldly lead others in this direction
...we must participate in teams so we can collaborate and learn from each other
...we must encourage each other to branch out and share our knowledge with others
...we must inspire each other to take flight with new ideas in the interest of improving student learning.
Recently, there has been lots of talk of the need for change, improvement and innovation. As funny as it sounds, we can probably take some simple lessons from these ducks. If each of us tries to carry out these five actions in some way each day, we will continue to progress!
While I consider myself fortunate to be a part of a great school and learn with some passionate colleagues, I am not allowing myself to become complacent. My goal is to model these five actions each day in an effort to continue to move us forward!
Will you join me? Or are you 'ducking' leadership?