Leadership truths are teaching truths


I’ve been reading Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy, and in the last chapter they share three truths about life and leadership:

  1. “Self-leadership always precedes team leadership. Leaders… that make the greatest difference are highly self aware and well rounded…they live lives that are attractive to those they serve and lead.”
  2. “…our teams are watching us. They set their levels of trust and engagement Based on what they see in our lives. How we leaders live matters.”
  3. “What’s true for you is true for your team members. They can’t compartmentalize their lives either.”

It turns out, teaching and leadership have a lot in common. My remix:

  1. Self-learning always precedes classroom learning. Teachers… that make the greatest difference are highly self aware and well rounded…they live lives that are attractive to those they serve and teach.
  2. …our students are watching us. They set their levels of trust and engagement Based on what they see in our lives. How we teachers live matters.
  3. What’s true for you is true for your students. They can’t compartmentalize their lives either.

Students and teachers alike: bring your whole self, your best self, to the classroom (and everywhere else).

Merry Christmas!

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