I AM A LEADER
The following statements are a reflection of how I see myself as a leader today (December, 2019). Each idea is born from an experience and together they capture the story of my perfectly imperfect adventure so far
I am a Leader
I set out to make a difference.
I lead with passion and my passion inspires other to follow.
I radiate optimism, energy and humility. I see life as an adventure.
I embrace the responsibility for serving others. I strive to leave the world a better place by keeping my students and staff fired up about learning.
I set an example.
I create environments where all feel welcome, valued, included and empowered. Places where people feel secure enough to praise the accomplishments of others.
I have the courage to make tough decisions.
I am comfortable with being uncomfortable. I can sit with uncertainty. Learning to lead is a daily practice. I try, I fail, I learn and I try again.
I ask for help.
I do everything I can to continuously grow myself. I get better EVERY day.
I recognize my biases. I reflect on situations through many different lenses.
I empower others to lead. I make sure that my impact will continue in my absence.
I make space to care for myself. I lead a balanced life.
I throw myself outside of my comfort zone as much as possible. I set goals and celebrate the journey.
I surround myself with those that inspire me. I tap into the ‘wisdom in the room’.
I know when to lead and when to follow. I make sure all the ideas are heard.
I believe in the power of a team. I build synergy within my school.
I TRUST. Leadership is relationship, not a position.
I care for those around me. Compassion above the day’s fires. Always.
I let go of my mistakes and the mistakes of others while upholding the expectation to learn from failures.
I accept criticism. I actively encourage others to give healthy critiques. I listen to everyone, no matter how painful.
I am a simplifier. I wade through arguments, debates, and doubt to create clarity.
I am a coach.
I build and engage my team. I provide feedback, encouragement and stimulating work as I guide those around me towards translating a vision into reality.
I celebrate success.
I embrace change.
I support my staff and students to think outside the box.
I am persistent.
I have high expectations. I take responsibility for moving my school forwards no matter what’s in front of me.
I use data to create learning opportunities that engage others, align efforts and strategically allocate resources.
I reflect frequently on my school’s progress and alter the course as needed.
I am the kind of leader that I would like to follow