It happens to the best of us. You set a goal and fail to meet it. Maybe it’s a sales goal. Maybe it’s a performance goal. Maybe it’s winning a Super Bowl. Whatever the circumstance, falling short of a goal can be devastating and if you don’t know how to bounce back and help your team bounce back from defeat, it could have disastrous results. Here are a few helpful steps for recovering from a loss:
This is the time of year when educators are going back to school. For many teachers, there has been time over the summer to rest, recharge, and plan for the upcoming year. The lucky ones were able to squeeze in vacation! For principals and other education leaders, there may not have been much of a break since the last school year. Between ending the school year, running summer school, hiring staff, participating in training, and preparing for back to school, there was probably very little time to mentally prepare for the new school year.
What happens when educational leaders do not enter the school year fresh and rejuvenated? They may find themselves easily frustrated, running short on creative ideas, and thinking of an exit plan! The school year will run much more smoothly if campus and district leaders are ready for a fresh start. Here are a couple of ways for beginning the school year with a fresh mindset:
Students and staff will appreciate a refreshed and rejuvenated leader. The new school year is a new beginning for everyone, including the leader!
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