𝙱𝚢 𝚁𝙰𝙼𝙴𝙻 𝙳. 𝙼𝙰𝙽𝙻𝙸𝙲𝙰𝚈𝙰𝙽
𝙻𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚊 𝙲𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚕 𝙴𝚂
𝚂𝚊𝚗 𝙻𝚞𝚒𝚜 𝟸
𝙳𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙰𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚊𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚕 𝚂𝚞𝚛
𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲.
Some educators may feel that having a leadership position and authority is their God-given right. Thus, they feel superior to their subordinates and those in the lower levels of the organization. In this case, I would not be surprised to see some people in leadership positions display a certain level of entitlement, if not arrogance.
But, being a leader means being in a position to serve others. With their decisions, actions, and how they carry themselves, leaders influence the success or downfalls of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of people, even affecting the trajectories of educators’ professional careers and personal lives. Acting in a cavalier fashion does not speak well of the quality of their leadership.
Leaders focus on serving their teams first, even to the extent of forgetting their interests. They put their teams’ best interests above their own – because leadership is a privilege, not a right.