A lesson on educational leadership
Posted March 30, 2015on:
It has been a week since the passing of Singapore’s founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
I highlight several education-focused tweets from ST’s coverage of the special parliamentary session on 26 Mar 2015. Then I highlight a practice that school leaders can learn from.
From Ms Sim Ann:
From Ms Chia Yong Yong:
From Christopher de Souza:
Good leadership is effective change while you are in power.
Great leadership is effecting change by empowering. This means leaving behind a legacy in the form of good people who continue good work.
There is no big secret to doing something like this.
Succession planning is something leaders talk about. I wonder how many actually do something concrete about it. Having discussions over a meal is not difficult to do.
I recycle a quote I heard while at a conference in Riyadh a few years ago: If you want to talk, let’s take a walk. If you want to eat, let’s take a seat.
People learn more when they are relaxed and informal. A lunch can be littered with lightness and laughter. Leaders could leverage on that. They might learn something about their staff and/or leave an indelible mark on them over time.