Natalie pointed out on a comment in my blog that with all of the technology we have communication still doesn't seem sufficient. I think some of it boils down to how skilled administrators are with technology. The ones who are comfortable with it seems to be better at communicating than those who aren't as comfortable. Currently my administrator is in the not so skilled category. However, I am working with her for my mentorship project so hopefully this will help.
Gerald made a good point about how leaders sometimes don't make decisions based on everyone around them but rather just go off of their personal interests. I think this is where you really have to look for a school that matches your beliefs. I know I have been filling out a lot of applications and they do ask questions relating to what you believe about education. I think people really have to be honest here to make sure they end up in a place that is a good fit for their beliefs.
Larissa talked about how leaders really need a good moral compass, and she argued that this might be more important than any other quality of a leader. If we think about it, who would want someone who is unethical making decisions? No one. We want to have trust in our leader. She linked a video that talks about how being labeled a leader can go to our head. I think this happens more often than not. The title makes people feel entitled and like they are invincible. This shows that a moral compass is even more important. This is something that I did not think about in my post but makes perfect sense.
In Gerald's post he talked about how you have to have others support. "You could have the best leader for change, but unless you have the masses’ endorsement and support, you will lead an army of one." We have to build relationships to get others to back us up. This is what so many said through Twitter or their blogs. I remember reading some of a book a last summer called crucial conversations. This book gives suggestions for having tough conversations with others. I think this is a skill that relatively few people just have but many could acquire it. His post made me think about how we can get the support of others. How can we win them over? I thought back to crucial conversations because it really did give some great advice on how to make others feel heard and to help them hear what you have to say as well.