In the conversation below, Daisy Dyer Duerr, Justin Tarte, Tom Whitford & Sam LeDeaux discuss what it means to balance being an effective administrator as well as staying connected.
After last week’s post, I was really happy to see how many people were recommitting to helping out and pushing within their own little groups. As a mentor, it is important that we are there for our mentees, but it is also a reciprocal relationship. There is a lot we can learn from each other.
As time management is a crucial part of leadership, I would love if others shared some advice on “time management”. I have some big beliefs on time management in schools:
- If it is important (priority), you will make time for it.
- You should never look at doing more, but doing things better.
- For every thing you are willing to “add” to your plate, you need to take something off.
What are some of your thoughts/suggestions on effectively managing your time and the time of others in your school/organization? Please share your thoughts below or I encourage you to use it as a blog post.
Have a great week!
I hope everyone is having a great week and enjoying the students at your respective schools. We are blessed to have jobs that make such an impact!
I just wanted to do a check in and see how people are doing? If you have any feedback about how the #SAVMP project is going, I would love to hear it. If you could email me directly with the good, bad, or ugly, I would love to hear your stories.
One of the things that was clearly stated when joining this program was that there was an expectation of using blogs and Twitter to connect
. I know that everyone is busy, but reflection is vital to the success of an administrator, and open reflection creates a transparent environment. I have been inspired by the many tweets and blogs that have been shared through the #savmp hashtag, and I am hoping that more will come from a wider range of people within the program. This is a great chance for you to not only reflect, but also to learn from others.
Here is a post on taking time to reflect:
Also, when we openly share our learning, we create a much more positive footprint and for many of you looking to go into administration in the future, “googling” someone is becoming a normal practice in the hiring process. If you googled yourself, what do you find? Again, this is something that we want to model with students.
Take a look at some of the #savmp tweets
. They are inspiring and share some great stories of learning and leading. I am inspired every time I see new content. Thank you.
Here are some questions I am hoping others can answer in the comments below. How has blogging, tweeting, or being connected in general made you a better leader? I am hoping that others can jump in and share the transformation that this has done to their practice as a leader.