Six Leadership Beliefs
Finding True North
Mission and goals provide purpose and 'true north' direction.
We believe all decisions should be consistent with our mission and goals, should be data based, should be anchored in sound theory and practice, and should be focused on what is best for the short and long-term interests of all students.
Choosing to be Great
Choices not circumstances control outcomes.
We believe all decisions should be made at the most appropriate level and should be as close to the point of implementation as possible. The competency and commitment levels of those involved will help determine the appropriate level.
Being Trustworthy, Trusting Others
Trust empowers others.
We believe our behavior should promote and encourage empowerment throughout our organization. Empowerment should be highly individualized and be a function of their development on the dependent-independent-interdependent continuum within the context of Leadership Belief 1.
Becoming Wholly Interdependent
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
We believe we have an obligation to establish and maintain cohesive interdependent teams that have a high commitment to the organization's mission and goals.
Effective relationships require mutual benefit.
We believe our behavior should promote and encourage professional autonomy and independence for individuals and teams throughout the school and within the parameters of Leadership Belief 1. We believe that autonomy should be highly individualized and should be a function of their maturity levels.
Quality production requires continual development of human resources and the alignment of associated support systems.
We believe that we have an obligation to build in quality control and quality assurance strategies throughout the organization. Building feedback loops into the system will assist leaders in aligning mission, structures, systems, and strategies to ensure quality control and assurance throughout the organization.