Sunday, June 26, 2011

How do you build trust?


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 How do you build trust?

This is an important question for all leaders.  Without trust, your vision cannot and will not be shared.  Your cause receives only the superficial support of those over whom you have power based on position.  The work of the school will likely be functional at best.  Certainly, it will not have any deeper meaning.

The result?

A school in which teachers cannot collaborate for fear of making mistakes, students who only care about "what's in it for them", and families who are unwilling to become active participants in the life of the school.

My answer to "How do you build trust?" 

Simple in words, often difficult in action...
  • Be honest
  • Be student-centered
  • Be mission based 
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