Are you a blacksmith or a servant?
“Whenever you put a good person in a bad system, the system will always win.” – Dr. Mary Hemphill
Strategic leaders build systems that support good people. The work of leaders is the work of aligning system structures, resources, and people to the purpose of the organization. That’s it.
One challenging situation is building a system that supports people who are struggling to do their job well.
Strategic leaders don’t hammer – we aren’t blacksmiths.
Strategic leaders support – we are servants.
Supporting doesn’t mean ignoring accountability, it means developing a process that empowers the person to take responsibility for their own growth.
That process will look different based on your context.
In today’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast, the incomparable Dr. Mary Hemphill shares an example of how to support someone who is struggling, and how to build a better system.
Honestly, if you need to be inspired and pick up some great leadership wisdom, regardless of your field or role, listen to today’s episode (releases at 3pm). I guarantee you will be glad you did.
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