Leaders today are responsible for developing an organizational culture that fosters innovation, collaboration, risk taking and results. Of all the things that a leader could do to improve their culture, the thing I’ve seen have the biggest impact is extremely simple. You don’t have to read a bunch of books and attend leadership conferences to do it either.
Spend time with your students and staff as much as possible, and be yourself!
Ensure that time spent in classrooms is one of your top priorities, and not a luxury when you have spare time. Ask your students and staff if their needs are being met on a regular basis too.
If you do these two things, you will see your culture transform before your very eyes. In the end, it’s all about relationships, and this applies to both students and adults.