As a new calendar year begins, we are often focused on our future plans, breathing vision in life and scheduling events and activities from now into the future.
Without getting too far into the realms of science fiction and quantum physics, it may be that viewing your leadership backwards from a future perspective may provide some material for present-day reflection.
What will define your period as a school leader?
Imagine visiting your current school in some undefined period in the future and asking questions of staff, students and parents:
– about your leadership style
– about what happened to make the school better.
– about what it was you fundamentally stood for or believed in
– about what you tried and succeeded to achieve
– about what improvements ‘stuck’ and what had not.
– about how you set your predecessor up for success
– about how you built capacity and grew leadership.
You could take this idea of the past as a strategic leadership asset by considering the legacy of leadership you have inherited right now.
How well do you know the lived experiences if the leaders whose desk you now occupy?
What valuable assets from the past could help you become a more contextually intelligent current leader?
By looking backward and looking forward we can better create our own present within the context of the history of our school.
What will your story be?
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