How school leaders can project confidence by admitting weakness

04/30/2013 | Connected Principals blog

Some actions that could be perceived as weaknesses -- such as saying "I don't know," asking colleagues for help or saying "yes" amid uncertainty -- actually are signs of strength for school leaders, writes George Couros, division principal of innovative teaching and learning with the Parkland School Division in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. "Not only do these factors show 'strength' but they promote trust, and that is the foundation of any strong school culture," he writes in this blog post.

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