Personal Leadership Personal Leadership: Style and Philosophy Alison Brightwell-Balot Grand Canyon University: EAD-501 Educational Administration 3/22/2017
Personal Leadership Personal Leadership: Style and Philosophy School Leadership and Beliefs Introduction Leadership is the process through which a person, in this case the principal, influences the staff, students and community towards a shared vision for the school. Discussed below will be my individual values, interpersonal values, organizational values and my societal views that will support my leadership style and philosophy. Individual Values My individual values that a principal must have are communication, trustworthy, confidence, caring, and responsibility. A leader has to stop trying to be the best in the school or district but they must do what is best for the school and district. There is a difference. You can be the best automatically by doing what is best for you school. You must first think of the school, students, and staff. Interpersonal Values For my interpersonal values it is important to me to have honesty, self-confidence, a positive attitude, communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills, flexibility, and ability to accept constructive criticism to enact positive change and possess a strong work ethic. Organizational Values According to the ISLLC standard three, there must be organization to ensure a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment for all students and staff (ILLSC, 2008). A leader must follows the rules, have discipline, order and behave ethically. A school must be run
Personal Leadership effectively and develop a clear, concise and shared definition of values, priorities, and maintain a positive direction. Societal Views It is important to collaborate with the staff, students, and community to ensure the vision of the school is unified between all stake holders (ISLLC, 2008). This will provide a much needed sense of accomplishment with everyone involved. It is also important to have ambition not only with the principal but in the society surrounding the school to ensure every step is being taken to promote student success. This is a combination of ISLLC four and six which talk about
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