I thought I had it all figured out. Except, I didn’t! What I quickly realized is that not only was I pouring more into my work as a school principal than ever before, I was doing it and sacrificing the ease, feeling of security and consistency of having mommy all in one fail swoop.
Self-love defined as “love of self” or “regard for one’s own happiness or advantage” is a term that is normally not used when characterizing effective leadership qualities, however, some studies suggest that self-love is was found to be fundamental to leadership and organizations with a pervasive impact that includes the structure and quality of decision-making, the ability to inspire high levels of commitment and productivity from employees, and the ability to foster a culture of innovation.
In this post, Dr. Brown shares her experience with prioritizing herself through care and actions of self-love.
For many school leaders, the approaching of the end of the year means a long to-do list that is not limited to: analyzing data, planning next year’s schedules, hiring for next year, completing evaluations, monitoring RTI, running after school or Saturday camps, monitoring collaborative planning, and keeping morale high for staff, to name a few.Continue reading “How Do You Avoid Leadership Burnout?”