Advice for You as a Leader


 

Leadership, Learning, & Compassion: The Indispensables of Education.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2014/07/leadership_learning_and_compassion_the_indispensables_of_education.html

This is a great article with excellent advice for interacting with students and supervising staff. 

Great quote from this article: "Compassion is defined as a holistic (360 degree) understanding of a problem or suffering of another with a commitment to act for solving the problem or alleviating the suffering...Compassionate leadership provides a source of strength for the intellectual development and social-emotional learning of students and teachers."

 

Watch out for the Ladder of Inference.

The ladder of inference can lead to conclusions that appear to make sense, but have no merit. As the leader, watch out for the inferences and leaps you make without sufficient evidence or conversation about the issue. Here are some videos about the ladder of inference to better understand how to avoid this pitfall.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/rethinking-thinking-trevor-maber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nFhs5W8o8