Humility. This is a leadership trait that is hard for leaders to come by sometimes. Notice I already called it a “leadership trait”? That’s because if you don’t have some from time to time, you’re going to be seen as a leader that always has to have the right answer or the best solution. Sometimes, what’s best for kids, is not going to be your idea. I have had to be reminded of this on numerous occasions as I learn how to be a better leader in my district. I’m not always right, I don’t always have the best answer, and sometimes I have no clue what the best answer might even be. What I do have is my team, and we’re better together than any of us could ever be alone.
The hard part, sometimes, is swallowing our pride and owning that fact. The sooner we learn how to do that, the better our teams will be, and the better our results will be.
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
― Mahatma Gandhi