The New School Leader #11

When you are trying to move people forward, don’t forget to look for positive momentum.

Sometimes it can be hard to see, but remember that forward is forward, even if it is a single step.

Now let’s get started.

The Good Stuff

We have curated 4 great resources for you this week.

1. Make the most of your current situation.

When trying to move into your next leadership position, there are certain hurdles you need to look out for, particularly if you are applying for a position in your current school district.

2. Should you close your “open” door?

Check out these 10 surprising things successful leaders do differently.

3. How can a leader embody both confidence and humility?

Adam Grant shares 3 action steps for developing confident humility.

4. Are you looking for assistant principal interview questions to help you prepare for an upcoming interview?

If so, you will definitely want to check out this YouTube playlist.

Meanwhile, on Social Media…

3 practical ways to build better relationships with your staff. Make sure to add your best relationship-building tip in the comments.

5 things administrators and instructional coaches can do to strengthen their partnership.

We were kids once, too! This is a great idea from the admin team at the Parkland School District in Allentown, PA!

Book Recommendation

After sharing Adam Grant’s article on developing confident humility, we’d be foolish not to recommend our favorite Adam Grant book. If you haven’t read “Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know,” it needs to move to the top of your “to be read” list.

Final Thought

The biggest hurdle to personal growth is not having a clear picture of your current reality.

If we are blissfully unaware of our need to change, we won’t change.

You need at least one person who can objectively look at you and tell you exactly how it is.

If you do not already have this person in your life, you are wasting an opportunity to experience explosive growth.

Find that person, and get to work on yourself.

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