September 29, 2017 - OLAC Admin
Guest Blog by: Cathy Lassiter, Author, Everyday Courage for School Leaders
In your work as a school leader, you have probably found yourself in situations that caused some anxiety or fear. You struggled to do the right thing according to your core values but the fallout might bring some negative consequence for you or your school. All school leaders have faced these dilemmas and all have heard the inner voices speaking to us about what decision to make, what direction to take, and what actions are best.
Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice. School leaders must make the conscious choice to listen to the inner of voice of strength, confidence, power and passion, as opposed to falling victim to the voice of fear, helplessness, and powerlessness. All too often, we make the mistake of thinking we cannot take bold action because we are not smart enough, or respected enough or powerful enough. These fears are normal, but they prevent us from leading courageously. Following are three strategies to help you override your fear and build a courageous mindset.