What makes a good leader?
To be successful as a leader, you need a combination of two ingredients: character and competence. You need to be a person of integrity. Someone people trust and are willing to follow. To be trusted in education, you must be trustworthy. You must believe in yourself, your school, the essential goodness of your curriculum and plans, and in the people around you. You need to believe that you are offering an excellent service in every way, one that makes a difference in the lives of those you serve. You must lead by example and obtain leadership skills that inspire others to join you in the exciting project of building a great community. At the same time, you must become excellent at the key capabilities and functions of leadership and set yourself on a course of continuous improvement throughout your career.
“You need the humility to remind yourself that you've got to get better at everything you do,” insisted Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos.
“I don't know about you, but I’m never done growing.”