Michael Fullan (2008) reminds us that "Learning is the work." As leaders, we aren't effective if we aren't learning - just as we want our staff members to be learning. So....what did you learn this year? What were your learnings as a leader this year? You'll likely need to take a bit of time to think about it. You'll probably have to reflect on what went well and what didn't go so well.
In order to identify what your leader learning was this year, you might want to use some of these questions to prompt your thinking:
- What went well this year?
- What didn't go so well this year?
- If I were to do things over again, what might I do differently?
- If I were to do things over again, what would I not change? Why?
- Of my leader practices, which do I feel are really solid?
- Of my leader practices, which need some attention?
- As a leader, am I accomplishing the things I want to accomplish? If yes, why? If no, why not?
- As a leader, what knowledge do I still wish to gain?
- As a leader, what skills do I still wish to gain?