I heard an urban high school principal say this to a room full of aspiring administrators, “Leading a school is a full contact sport, so you better be in shape.”

School leadership is an unhealthy occupation: long hours, high stress, bad diet. If you don’t take care of yourself, you will burn out, have health issues or in the case of two principals I have worked with in the past 5 years, have a stroke.

Carve out 30 minutes each day to at least take a walk.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…

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