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Individual Leadership | Beliefs and Behaviors

Early education leaders are defined not only by their level of knowledge and skills, but by their beliefs and behaviors. Many knowledgeable people fail to become effective leaders because their underlying beliefs and subsequent behaviors do not motivate or inspire others to action. As illustrated in the Iceberg model of Systems Thinking (Waters Foundation), the conditions and events leaders strive to improve are largely influenced by what they perceive and believe. As an early education leader, your behavior is shaped by what you think and how you feel. To the extent you are aware of your underlying beliefs, your actions can be more purposeful and less reactive, and your effectiveness as a leader, enhanced.

1 How I View Myself
As illustrated in the Iceberg model of Systems Thinking (Waters Foundation), the conditions and events leaders strive to improve are Read more.
2 How I View Others
How Do You View Others?  Theories of organizational development categorized beliefs about people’s motivation as Theory X, Y and Z Read more.
3 How I Behave Toward Others
Are You a Leader or a Manager? Leadership and management serve two different, though complementary, functions and both are necessary Read more.
4 Leadership Habits
Do you spend your time effectively?  Early education leaders are pulled in a number of different directions every day finding Read more.