Sunday, April 24, 2011

What is a good principal?

Last week, Edutopia posted an article by Maurice Elias titled "The Seven Characteristics of a Good Leader."  It's a good article with links to other writers and their ideas of what makes a good leader, a good principal.  The seven characteristics given by Elias are attributed to Sargent Shriver.
  1. A sense of purpose
  2. Justice
  3. Temperance
  4. Respect
  5. Empowerment
  6. Courage
  7. Deep Commitment
There were two other good reads there - "How to Give Your School Leader a Grade" and "Ten Big Ideas of School Leadership" - Join and get email "heads-up" on many relevant topics. Worth reading!