Self Reflection In Leadership

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Self Reflection

Just like teachers, school leaders face a myriad of daily decisions from managing the student population and engaging them in learning, effectively collaborating with teachers, meeting curricular demands, developing teachers professionally, keeping the school a safe learning place, to several other duties in the interest of the institutions and those being served. Davis, Darling-Hammond, LaPointe, and Meyerson, (2005); Leithwood, Seashore Louis, Anderson, and Wahlstrom, (2004), describe effective leadership as having the skills and competencies to improve and develop individuals holistically for their work environment, influence all stakeholders to move in the same direction, and be ready to redesign and restructure the organization to foster effective and powerful teaching and learning. Therefore, decision-making on the spur of the moment and being reflective is key to successful leadership. According to Loughran (2002), reflection process could mean simply thinking about something to engage in a well-defined and carefully crafted exercise. It is important for an effective leader to practice collective and collaborative inquiry and explore knowledge, skills, and behaviors that support the development of leadership skills. Reflection allows individuals to introspect their thoughts and actions and gain an insight into their own strengths and
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