“The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” – Simon Sinek
When I was a younger administrator, I felt pressured to have all the answers. I think we have all been in place, at a time, when we felt like we needed to prove ourselves. As a school superintendent there are many who think I know everything that happens in our organization. There are times that people look to me to solve problems or have ideas.
In truth, I see my role as often the person that creates the environment for others to solve problems and answer questions. Culture is the key. Cultivating a culture that empowers problems to be solved by the experts is where the magic happens. We believe that our culture drives the behavior in the Hilliard City School District. Our culture empowers teachers and building leaders share and create great ideas.
No one is the expert in everything, but we have experts in our ranks. As a leader, create the culture where the experts are inspired to create great ideas, where the dreamers are encouraged to dream big dreams. Live your purpose through serving others . . . through inspire others to life the organization to higher levels of performance.