Leadership Is…

Leadership is stretching yourself and allowing others to grow. It is pushing yourself to continually learn more and step outside of your comfort zone. (cc licensed photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/2910365807/)


Leadership is not accepting the status quo, and sometimes taking some heat for that. Sometimes, standing up for what is right entails taking risks. (cc licensed photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwoodland/4524170205/)

Leadership is not about telling others what to do. It’s  about asking questions, listening, and empowering those around you to take the lead. Great leaders help others move forward. (cc licensed photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/133146861/)

How have you grown? How have you helped others to grow?

When was the last time you “rocked the boat?”

How are you helping others to take those steps forward?

4 thoughts on “Leadership Is…

  1. Great use of visuals to tell your leadership story. Asking the right questions and listening are elements that effective leaders must deploy if an organization is going to embrace the changes our students need in today’s classrooms.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Michelle Baldwin, Barbara McCormick. Barbara McCormick said: Great images and as they say we learn more from visuals. RT @michellek107: http://bit.ly/bYWVHh #leadershipday10 […]

  3. Thanks! In a Leadership meeting today, we learned about “Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy”. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ

  4. Michelle…I love this visuals with the words. One thing that I want to continue to work on as a principal is listening to my staff. I am a “go getter” and am continuously trying to push myself. What I need to do a lot, is stop and listen MORE to my staff and ensure that they feel listened to. I always catch what they say and process it, but I know that there are ways I can do this so they know I value what they say. Thanks for the reminder! I am putting “LISTEN” over my computer in my office at the start of the school year because of this post.

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