If school leaders want to build support for ongoing and sustained success, they need advocates and supports outside the immediate organization. School leaders must encourage collaboration with stakeholders who understand the mission of the school, who share vision and passion for student success, and most importantly who have a personal stake in the performance of the school and its students.
I believe the defining characteristic of a successful leader is their ability to accelerate lasting and meaningful change. They can see beyond the ambiguity and challenges in front of them, and envision a better future. At the core of effective leadership, is the ability to chart a course for improvement aligned with a shared organizational vision.