Here’s a pretty cool thing. Our school board president recommended an educator/writer to me. The educator’s name is Tom Hierck. Looks like he and I are of the same vintage. He fired up his career in 1983, I fired up mine in 1984. As I read Tom’s work, I find myself nodding a lot and highlighting big chunks of text. Those are good signs that I’ve hit ideas that challenge me. I try not to spend too much time highlighting everything with which I agree. Not as much growth potential there. I like the tougher stuff better.
I first read Managing Unstoppable Learning. Great book, highly recommended.
When I write ‘whoa’ that’s usually an idea that challenges me. Example:
Now I’m reading Starting a Movement.
Just underway in this one. Through reading, I get introduced to Lyle Kirtman. Mr. Kirtman shares a list of 7 competencies for high-performing leaders in education. I wanted to share them via this blog today:
- Challenges the status quo
- Builds trust through clear communications and expectations
- Creates a commonly owned plan for success
- Focuses on team over self
- Has a high sense of urgency for change and sustainable results
- Commits to continuous self-improvement
- Builds external networks and partnerships
I am excited to read on and learn more about each of these competencies, while considering them about myself as a leader, as well as my leadership colleagues.
I love my job.
Good day all!