It’s not what people think.
|“Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.”
Amos Bronson Alcot
As you complete your planning for the upcoming school year, you know that there are many challenges as we continue to undergo fundamental transformation in the world of education. In leading the people of your school and community to success, it’s good to remember that it will most likely look like the map (above).
Regardless of the circuitous path you may take as “life” happens and things don’t follow the exact track you’d expected, if you can keep your focus, and the focus of the people on your team on where you’re going, you can get there successfully, regardless of detours.
Focus is a difference maker. It begins with your clarity in the vision, your ability to get people on board for the mission, and finally, your skill in maintaining focus.
During this time of year, you’re planning, and that’s what you should be doing. You should also remember to take time to fortify yourself for the journey… resting, refreshing, refocusing. The leader is the one that will get the team through the tough times when the path isn’t so clear. Make sure you are rested and ready to lead the journey to success for your teachers, students, and school!