My twin boys came on Dec 15th and today is the first month after they were born. These boys are behaving so differently compared to my daughter who just turned two a few weeks ago.
I reflected upon leadership in terms of the need for establishing a strong partnership between my partner and me. Throughout the entire last month, it was really a challenging time as my wife and I are mainly the only people looking after the 3 young kids in our household. Non-stop feeding, burping and diaper changing are already programmed in my brain. I am glad that we have a strong partnership in dealing with challenges around the clock.
How do I apply this to school leadership? Once a good partnership is established among staff at school, challenges will be met and shared.
A good partnership is key for successful leadership at school. School leader partnerships involve other stakeholders including school staff, board staff, parents, students and other community members.
To have a good partnership, I thought about the following six key directions:
1) Keeping up good communication skills (listening, expressing, verbal and non-verbal).
2) Respecting all stakeholders.
3) Willing to trust and bring trusted.
4) Keeping up a sense of humor.
5) Sharing the work.
6) Sharing the responsibility for outcomes.
Guest Post from: Benjamin Law (York Region District School Board)