MVP: One way to improve how we support and grow people is to build more trust.
It should be so simple – you have your job to do, I observe and discuss with you how it is going, you help me understand the challenges and opportunities and we identify how I can help you continue to grow and develop. It should be so simple!
But it isn’t.
But perhaps most of all, it comes down to a lack of trust. After all, if I am observing and evaluating you, I hold power over you. For the system to work properly, you need to trust that I am on your side.
There is a process for building that trust and you can learn more about it by listening to yesterday’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast. My guest Craig Randall does a great job helping us understand something that should be so simple.
Today’s intention: Take a minute to reflect on your own growth. Consider times of rich development and stagnation. What was happening at those different times, and what role did your leader play in either helping or hindering your growth?