The Importance Of Leadership

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Do leaders make the times, or do the times make the leaders? (Bolman, 2008, p. 348). This is a question that has been debated over the years and will be in the future. Through good times or bad, administrators have an ever growing list of demands to balance; the new school policy that is headed to the school board, the phone call from a parent of a student you just suspended, or a dispute amongst colleagues over the most effective way to reach reluctant learners. There is always plenty on their plate. The confusion of where to turn next can be overwhelming. Administrators must posses the ability to distribute leadership responsibilities in a manner that ensures that their organization runs at the highest efficiency level, while maintaining …show more content…
Having specified committees for some laborious, intense items like scheduling, curriculum, and data analysis would be best served in small sized cohorts versus a singular person. Implementing this shared responsibility system within these areas provides ownership amongst the staff and motivates continued hard work and dedication to children, facilities and future academic expectations. [The point is not that leaders should do less, but that others can and should do more. Everyone has a role to play] Bowman pp …show more content…
Building shared leadership is a time-intensive process, but vital in the success of an institution. By encouraging the expansion of the leadership role, one has the opportunity to restructure their facility with many perspectives included, not solely one. Reframing offers a chance to get beyond constricted, oversimplified views.(Bolman, 2008, p. 355). As a vision for the future, administrators should organize a group of peers who have a variety of skills that can be used to meet the school’s objectives and establish a positive environment for learning. This shared leadership team working in partnership with the principal should identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and reach a decision that can be accepted for the continual betterment of the

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