Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Just do Something

Kevin De Young's book on decision making fits right into my frame of mind as the new school year looms on the horizon. The title, "Just Do Something" reminds me of one of my leadership maxims of having "A Bias towards Action".

Year one at my new school was a challenge on many levels going to a school twice the size of my former school. It's great to be past that transition phase with a new staff and community and I'm eagerly looking forward to the work our teacher leaders and administration will be implementing during this school year.


Anonymous said...

I too have a bias towards action. As an elementary principal, and like most people, I have more to do than time to do it. This summer, however, I also learned that sometimes problems will fix themselves given some time. It's not that I advocated "doing nothing," but would encourage reflection, collaborations and decision making time before jumping in to "just act." KB

danw said...

Balance is the key. There are definitely times to act and avoid "paralysis by analysis" and there are times to reflect, give pause, and think before jumping to a decision. Wisdom in leadership is to know the which solution your present dilemma requires.