Recently I was speaking to a group of new Principals that wanted to avoid making any mistakes that would get them fired.

 

Note: Experienced principals generally don’t have this fear.  They are usually at the point in their career where they think, “Go ahead and fire me, I could use the vacation.”

 

So, I shared with them the advice my boss (Bob Brezina) gave me when I was a new principal and had the same concerns.

 

“If you make a mistake ‘doing’ something, we can almost always recover from it.  I hired you to make decisions and act. I hired you to lead.”

 

“If you have a chance to do something and don’t, that is an entirely different situation. You weren’t hired to watch and report. Anybody can do that.”

 

Think. Work. Achieve.

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