MVP: If your only source of growth is your leader, you are limiting yourself
When I was a new teacher, my headmaster had a huge impact on my growth.
When I moved to a new teaching job, my principal had a huge impact on my growth.
When I moved to the district office, my superintendent had a huge impact on my growth.
Both times I moved to the university, my (numerous) department chairs had a huge impact on my growth.
In each instant, I was like a new seed, being dropped into an environment that was like the soil. That soil reflected my leader’s strengths and weaknesses.
In many cases we choose our leader and the soil that leader has created, but in many instances we don’t.
So, what do we do when the soil we are in is not perfect?
Today’s intention: Take stock of your leader’s strengths and weaknesses. Where can you draw strength from them for your growth? Where will you need to draw on someone else’s strengths?