July 19, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, I began a 5 part series of short podcasts that are focused on team building.
Check out the first team building tip episode here.
Today, I am focused on fighting for who you want on your team.
As the leader, it is important that you have a say in who gets to be on your team. Too often there are forces at work that would like to fill the openings on your team with their picks.This practices flys in the face of what it takes to build a quality team. The team has to work together to achieve its mission and goals.
When the leader interviews potential new members, he is looking for the right fit. He is looking for someone who is driven and a self-starter. He is looking for someone who makes things happen.
The candidate is also interviewing the team leader. The potential team member wants to know if the team and the organization are a good fit, as well.
The team is important to the well-being of the organization, therefore it is important to take ownership. This can't happen if others who are outside the team place new members in the group.
Who is on your team is worth fighting for.
Hopefully, this is good food for thought as you get ready to start the new school year.
June 12, 2015
This is my third of an on-going conversation with Dr. Mark Wilson about his book in the works called iPrincipal.
Also, you can find out more about Mark and his focus on leadership at Episode 8 as well as his website.
The iPrincipal...today's fully prepared and highly effective principal is inspirational.
While the iPrincipal is expected to be an instructional leader (to be discussed in another episode), to lead effective schools, principals also need to be inspirational leaders.
Inspirational Principals excel in:
1. Seeing Connections
2. Sharing Ideas Clearly
3. Seeking Opportunities
I think that you will find Mark's thoughts engaging and thought provoking.