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During a student interview this past spring, I was asked, "What do you think is your strongest leadership trait?"; without hesitation, I responded, "Enthusiasm." I need to go back much farther, though. It was early in my teaching career (I can't remember which year, but it pre-Career status) and we were in the middle of a very trying school year. We had changed principals during the year, lost some other key staff during the transition, and staff morale seemed to be quickly declining.
Ask any successful person how they achieved success and many will mention good fortune.
from Scott McLeod’s Pinterest As part of Pennsylvania’s Inspired Leadership (PIL) program, as a principal I have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions offered through the National Institute for School Leadership.
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As a leader, you’re required to utilize more than your logical management skills .
Have you ever enjoyed the sounds of a rock and roll band? Would you like to have a team that performed as well as your favorite band?
Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Manager and leader are two completely different roles, although we often use the terms interchangeably.
Aside from the time you purposefully waste at work — checking Facebook or playing Draw Something , as the kids do — there's a lot of other stuff that can slow you down at the office.
Leaders who want to become more charismatic have to figure out what they want, what their company needs, and where the overlap is.
Inexperience is under rated. Inexperienced people enjoy the courage of ignorance.
by Art Markman | 3:23 PM February 9, 2012
Ricky Gervais plays inept boss David Brent in the British version of TV show "The Office." Business leaders often picked based on charm or academic credentials, says Jeffrey Cohn He says past results have little bearing on whether someone will succeed once promoted Cohn lists seven qualities a potential leader must possess to be effective Editor's note: Jeffrey Cohn was most recently a succession planning and executive assessment expert at Spencer Stuart.