There are times when leading from the front is necessary. Here are some thoughts on it as well as a link to a great book if you want to pursue some learning about it.
What is Leading From the Front? It is when a leader asserts an aspiration and invests his or her own political capital to support the aspiration.
When would one lead from the front?
- ...when you, as the leader, need to create a sense of urgency in your organization
- ...when you want to communicate that certain aspirations are important enough to be non-negotiable
- ...when you fear that a consultative method would produce watered-down aspirations.....and results.
Published by: Corwin Press, EDI - U.S. Education Delivery Institute, OPC - Ontario Principals' Council