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Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Ten Golden Rules; as an instructional leader"

Over the past few days I have been working on a presentation about success. During this time I reflected on what my golden rules have been as a principal. I asked myself, "What rules did I  follow as I provided leadership within the schools where I have worked?" What were the consistent elements of my decision making when working with people within the change process?" "What did I require of others when working on school improvement projects that subject the school to change?" Below is what I believe to be

"My Ten Golden Rules"  as an instructional leader.

  1. do not break the rules, recognize what you have control over and what you do not have control over,
  2. be resourceful and look for doors of opportunity,
  3. think outside the box and make adjustments to fit the situation,
  4. involve teachers in the decision making process allowing them to construct universally what can be accomplished by the majority,
  5. established strong communications and protocol prior to each initiative,
  6. keep it simple,
  7. prioritize and establishes one initiative at a time,
  8. never be judgmental and approach every situation with the idea of support,
  9. always operate with an open agenda, never work behind the scenes to push a personal agenda,
  10. and always keep the welfare of every student at the forethought of every decision.