Episode 3 of The Assistant Principal Podcast dropped yesterday afternoon. If you’ve subscribed to the podcast, then you didn’t miss it. If you haven’t subscribed… 🤔
Tao is an ancient Chinese concept about “the way.” Tao is more about being than about doing.
The way of being a strategic leader is more important than the specific actions we take.
Because strategic leaders act intentionally, and intent comes from being, not doing.
Growing people is not an act, it is a path. When I walk the strategic path, growing people is a natural byproduct because I am intentionally looking for opportunities to teach, nurture, and support.
On Monday we looked at specific positive feedback as a tool for growing people. Adding specificity to a compliment takes one second, but how often do we neglect it?
We don’t neglect it because of the extra second, we neglect it because we aren’t walking the path and therefore, we aren’t being intentional.
I write a daily email to help us with the Tao of leadership. Nothing in these emails is rocket science, but each one is like a little breadcrumb that helps keep us on the right path (I hope).
Reflect: How well did you walk the path this week?