True leadership is a function of
four complex variables: the character of the leader, the character of
those being led, the character of the organization and the character of
the environment.* Your leadership matters! Your
style, beliefs and practices are crucial in creating and sustaining a
dynamic learning place. The most successful leaders are those that view
themselves as learners—students of their work. They acknowledge
that, not unlike other adults, they too develop personally and professionally.
Questions to guide your thinking
through this section include:
- What am I learning about myself
as a leader?
- What kind of induction program
am I trying to create?
- Who am I as the leader of induction
for beginning teachers?
*Source: Wiles, J., & Bond, J. (2000). Supervision:
A Guide to Practice. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.