Develop and enhance Leadership Courage to lead every day with equity and excellence! Have you ever wondered how or where you find the inner strength and determination to stand up and lead fellow administrators, teachers, or students to meet ever-changing expectations? Courage is a “must have” for effective leadership. Everyday Courage guides readers to develop Leadership Courage from within and become exceptional and resilient. In addition to expanding instructional leadership, practical elements and features include: • How to Take Action: make specific plans to activate moral courage, intellectual courage, empathetic courage, and disciplined courage • Daily Practices: exercises in accountability, trust, and risk-taking maintain courageous leadership for equity, excellence, and inclusion • Courage Quotient: assess and consider your areas of strength and opportunities for growth through deliberate practice Whether you are new to leadership or seeking revitalization, Cathy Lassiter’s experience in all levels of educational management will focus you toward leading from a courageous mindset. ?“Leadership is about fostering growth, building capacity, and collaboratively working with stakeholders to create new ideas - this takes a great deal of courage. Cathy Lassiter creates a pathway for leaders to develop that courage, and shows them how to do it with empathy. Everyday Courage for School Leaders is an outstanding read for anyone new to leadership and those who need to revitalize their thinking.” - Peter DeWitt, Author/Consultant “A great resource to support leaders as they revise, reflect, and reassure staff, students, and community of the possibilities through their leadership as we embrace the courage to accomplish goals to achieve success.” - Brenda Yoho, Director of Educational Support Programs
Chapter 6: Advancing Your Everyday Courage
Advancing Your Everyday Courage
Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start.
Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.
Advancing your everyday courage will involve hard work and perseverance. In your reading about the three Cups of Courage in Part II—building trust, establishing an accountable culture, and taking risks—you probably identified specific courageous practices in which you excel. These practices resonated with you as ones of strength and ones that affirmed you are taking the right steps to lead courageously. You may have also taken note of a few practices that you might like to develop to strengthen your ...