The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is hosting four separate 6-hour workshops throughout California on how to Master the Moves of Career Advancement with Courage, Skill and Confidence. If you are ready to move up in your career, this workshop will share smart strategies to help you build your job seeking skills as you prepare for upcoming career opportunities.
At times, being an educational leader can feel like you are walking through a never ending minefield. Parent complaints, bad press reports, angry board members, contract issues, the list is endless. Avoid your natural instinct to win every battle that comes your way. Most battles carry political costs and benefits. Sometimes winning the war means strategically losing some of the battles along the way. As a leader, look at the big picture from the mountaintop to analyze strategy.
The gift of time is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow on a busy professional. One deadly mistake as a leader is to bore your staff to death with meetings; everyone is just as busy as you are. A main rule, if possible is to provide information that could be delivered in a memo rather than holding court just for the sake of holding a meeting. So the next time you are in a leadership meeting, look around the room. If everyone looks as if they have just lost the will to live, consider hosting your next meeting in a memo.