Most educational leaders are drowning. They are drowning in data. They are drowning in competing interests. They are drowning in personnel problems, parent problems, student problems. Consequently, they are also drowning in self doubt.
Unless, they have a clear philosophy that grounds ALL of their choices, responses and actions. Without a detailed “desired outcome” for their school/district, decisions are not decisions. Decisions are reactions; reactions to what’s loudest and what’s the most tenacious.
Do you need a life preserver or are you surfing just fine, ready for the Next Big Wave?