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On leadership

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.