Leadership Lessons: Implementing Positive Change and Shifting School Culture
School leaders are change agents in their organizations, controlling the pace of change amid external factors and sowing buy-in for intentional and proactive change. The ability to manage change is often one of the greatest challenges with which new administrators struggle.
Many times, the quickest and most painless way through change is not to convince people emotionally or intellectually but rather to make environmental changes. However, it’s important for leaders to remember that no change can happen without involving people. A leader always needs to forge relationships and lay the communication groundwork to get buy-in.