MVP: What does it mean when we are surprised by a resignation?
Athena had been teaching for seven years. Early in her career she picked up an administrative responsibility, but it never grew into anything else. Athena was interested in moving into administration but received no encouragement and little interest from her principal. In fact, in the busy environment, she rarely saw her principal.
Athena felt stuck and realized that if she wanted to grow, she would have to go somewhere else.
When Athena turned in her resignation, her principal was shocked.
Have you ever been in either of these situations – feeling neglected and stymied, or shocked that someone you thought was happy was leaving?
Today’s intention: Do you know who in your organization wants to have more of a leadership role?
The stories this week are about schools, but the lessons apply to all leaders. Two weeks ago, I spoke with three teachers who are leaving the profession. While each daily message will stand on its own, there is an underlying theme which I will pull together on Friday.