- Flexibility: As a leader, it is important to be flexible. Being able to adapt your behavior to meet the needs of a given situation is an important attribute. I expect this of myself, but I also expect it in others. Also, being flexible for me, means being open to change and being willing to lead change initiatives, even if the with outcomes are uncertain. As a leader it is important to always consider new and better ways of doing things.
- Communication and transparency: As a leader, it is important to communicate clearly and not have a hidden agenda. I would keep the lines of communication open and transparent. This includes establishing strong communication with all stakeholders. I also expect the same from others.
- Culture: As a leader, it is important to foster shared beliefs and a sense of community cooperation. I value input in decision-making and in implementing initiatives. I encourage positive attitudes, focusing on successes, and view disappointments as opportunities for improvement. If I model this, I expect others to follow suit.
- Knowledge: I consider myself a life-long learner. I love learning and feel there is always room for more. If I do not know how to do something, I am willing to learn. Even though I have taught for awhile, I continue to reflect and learn more about instruction, curriculum design, and assessment practices. I expect others to be committed to learning as well.
Waters, Tim. Ed.D. & Cameron, Greg, M.A. (2007). The Balanced Leadership Framework: Connecting vision with action. PDF.