Before asking some reflective questions, I want to acknowledge that strategic leadership may be harder now than ever before. A number of the leaders I work with directly are responsible for the logistics of keeping school students safe amid shifting policies, expectations, and guidance. Figuring out socially distanced bus routes, one-way hall transitions to class, and how to fit 20 plexiglass safety screens into each classroom doesn’t make the school better over the long term, it simply allows for basic operations today. That doesn’t make it optional or unimportant.
We may need to accept that our ability to engage in strategic leadership right now is limited. Maybe all we can do is nibble at the margins. That’s okay, as long as we keep nibbling.
Yesterday I “unveiled” an updated view of the four principles of strategic leadership: purpose, problems, progress, and people. It makes sense to reflect on each of those, so consider this:
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