Recently, I was presenting to a group of campus principals on the importance of transparency in leadership practices.  How we must be clear and redundant in our communications of our expectations, procedures, policies and even daily schedules.

The daily schedule statement created a little unrest and one principal shared, “I can’t agree with that.  If I post my schedule then the teachers won’t work all the time.”

To which I replied, “And we wonder why teachers don’t trust administration.” 

If you are worried that your staff will quit on you if you don’t maintain the element of surprise, then you either need new leadership practices or a new staff.  And in my experience it is usually the former, not the latter.

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