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Mobilize Your A-Team: Examine Your Leadership Team Makeup, Decision-Making Practices & Protocols, and Communication Strategies

Leaps of greatness require the combined problem-solving ability of people who trust each other.

– Simon Senek

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  • Think about the other leaders in your school. What strengths are they bringing to better mobilize as an A-team?

  • Identify how their skill sets complement your own. Are they like-minded? Why are they part of your leadership team?

  • Think about your various school teams. Which ones are doing system alignment work?

  • Reflect and identify three little things you can do to grow your colleagues as leaders by leveraging their skills.

  • Identify three little things that can be done to improve communication with your leaders. These communication moves should work toward establishing a culture of partnership.

  • Are there other leaders in your school (including students) who you should consider as part of your A-team? What can you do to empower them and make sure they are part of the decision-making process?

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