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- Humility during success
- Confidence during setbacks
- Stepping back so others can step up
- Admitting mistakes
- Listening…with the goal of learning
- Leading change: leaders don’t just do things, they change things
- Learning from criticism
The two that I struggle with the most are 5 & 6. I work on listening, and I remind myself each time I engage in a conversation. My wife has been my greatest support and teacher. As far as #6, if your work in schools, you know that change can be difficult. The only people that like change are babies with a wet diaper. We are creatures of habits, routines. The same schedule each day moving in the same areas and when that gets changed, people can become frustrated and doubting of what you may be trying to do. I am a believer that once you & your team make the decision to move forward with a change, you get rolling, and work out the kinks as you go. Maybe it’s the ADD. Just with time constraints, schedules, and other obligations, it can be a change to get everyone in the same room to keep on planning. Go with it and work out the kinks as you go. Adapt, add, change, and continue to tweak your change as you go. Go get ’em!
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