Catholic School Leaders have way too many demands on their time. Recent research suggests that a Catholic school Principal performs myriad tasks during the day, but none for longer than 15 minutes. It is no wonder some say….”the Catholic School Principal – Will Jesus do?”
Yet, there are some Catholic school leaders that always mange to meet the challenges of the job. What each of these school leaders have in common are:
- Have a clear understanding of deliverables and a vision of what success will look like
o Each school leader has a job description and an idea of the appraisal process, but high performing school leaders understand the key deliverables and what they will ultimately be measured on.
- Understand how they spend their time
o Effective school leaders regularly analyze how they are spending their time and ask themselves am I spending my time to achieve my key deliverables. These leaders identify the mismatches between their activities and desired deliverables and then take action to align time on task with achieving the desired deliverables.
- Monitor results
o Focusing on deliverables delivers results. Successful Catholic school leaders measure their own performance against goals on a quarterly basis and are willing to realign objectives to achieve the results desir