Humility, Will, and Level 5 Leadership: An Interview With Jim Collins

Michael Brosnan interviews organizational expert Jim Collins about his research on educational leadership. Collins argues that a great organization must meet these three tests:

  • It has to have superior results relative to its particular mission.
  • It has to have a distinct impact.
  • It has to have lasting endurance.

Author: Michael Brosnan

Principal Connection/Can You Be Too Nice?

Thomas R. Hoerr argues that sometimes principals can try too hard to be “liked” which can undermine their ability to lead. This can lead to these problems: We are not clear about our expectations. We only give feedback on what’s positive. We do not hold firm to our beliefs. However, he does believe that principals…

Leadership for Equity

Authors Rhonda Barton and Rob Larson stress the importance of quality leadership in achieving educational equity. They listed these strategies leaders can use to enhance equity in the realms of curriculum interpretation, instructional practices, assessment and evaluation, and community involvement: Curriculum Interpretation Encourage staff members to talk about issues of diversity, values, and social justice.…