Effective Education Leaders Pursue Opportunities to Grow Their Wisdom and Skills
To stay prepared for any obstacle in the road, education leaders actively pursue new skills that allow them to learn and grow. It is not an option, it is a priority if you want to enjoy a long career. From taking salsa lessons to taking a trip to Finland to tour its schools, challenge yourself to be better by enjoying new experiences. Read everything related to business, leadership, and the education field that you can get your hands on, both print and digital.
Continuing education is mandatory
Education leaders go out of their way to stay educated and up-to-date, and their pursuit of learning is intentional. Intentional learning is a never-ending process of gaining, understanding information to make your self more intelligent and prepared on a specific subject.
Education leaders understand that education does not stop after school; you need to stay informed 24/7. Education leaders are often compelled by a voracious desire to learn, push the limits of what is thought possible, and explore uncharted territory. Growing your mind can often be as easy as reading, asking, “why?” more often and enjoying the journey alone.
In a pursuit to learn as much as possible, you will notice that successful people ask a lot of questions. They are not embarrassed by the thought of not knowing something; they are intrigued and energized. They want to know all that they can about that subject and use it on their journey to realize their potential as a leader and as a person.
Like a professional athlete, education leaders strive to make improvements and become better every single day. Great education leaders are driven by performance and the motivation to see how far they can go in their personal lives and careers. Never pass up an opportunity to grow. Accept the challenge and be grateful for it. As you look back over your life, after you retire, you will be amazed at how this one decision changed the course of your entire career and your personal life.