As leaders, we're on a relentless quest to make a difference. Sometimes the impact is clear, other times it's a quiet transformation. Leadership is a balance – a dance between making tough decisions for the greater good and inspiring our teams to embrace these choices, even when they're hard to digest.
*I know what is expected of me at work.
*I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right.
*At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
*In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.
*My supervisor, or someone at work, seems to care about me as a person.
*There is someone at work who encourages my development.
*At work, my opinions seem to count.
*The mission or purpose of my company makes me feel my job is important.
*My associates or fellow employees are committed to doing quality work.
*I have a best friend at work.
*In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress.
*This last year, I have had opportunities at work to learn and grow.
In my tenure as a principal across varied schools, I discovered the magic of engagement through a simple yet profound tool – the Keep Doing, Stop Doing, Start Doing chart. This tool wasn't just about gathering feedback; it was about empowering voices, fostering a culture of collective leadership, and driving our school toward excellence.
Here's my call to you: Embrace this tool. Use it regularly. Make it a cornerstone of your leadership. It's simple, it's effective, and it's transformative. Engage your team in the journey of school improvement, making each step a shared stride towards a brighter future.
Leadership isn't just about steering the ship. It's about rallying every individual to row in rhythm, turning the tide of change into a wave of success.