MVP: We don’t have to be controlled by urgency.
The hardest thing about being a leader driven by urgency is that you are too busy to find a better way to lead – to live!
Urgency stops us from being present.
If we can’t be present, we can’t reflect, and it is difficult to be intentional.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
This big emphasis on urgency is the result of my failed attempt to focus my school leadership colleagues on instructional leadership. I began this fall trying to help people focus on the needs of their newest teachers, but many were (are) too busy to invest time with our most important teachers.
I just want to change this. As leaders, we MUST be able to invest in growing and developing our people. Substantive improvement cannot occur without developing people.
I do hope you will join me on September 22nd for the webinar, Escaping the Blackhole of Urgency. Even if you do not struggle with your priorities, you probably work with leaders who do. Why not encourage them to attend, and tag along so you can support them?
It’s just a thought.
Friday’s reflection question: If you invested 45 minutes in growing people every day for one year, how different could your organization be?