The Anonymous Critic

No Comments

The scourge of the field-based leader (in schools, think Assistant Principal and Principal) is the anonymous complaint. It will make the field-based leader question what she is doing and throws weak, rear echelon managers into a tizzy.  

Which is exactly the goal of the anonymous complainer.  

Lacking both a spine and a legitimate complaint, the anonymous stone thrower is using the only weapon at their disposal to stop forward progress.

The only valid leadership response to an anonymous complaint is to ignore it.  If you work for someone who chooses not to ignore the anonymous complaint, then you have to ask, “Do I actually work for a leader?”       

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…

Upcoming Conference Presentations: TASSP Assistant / Aspiring Principal Conference; ASCD Empower19 Conference; NAESP Summer Conference; TASSP Summer Conference; Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote)

Follow @LYSNation on Twitter and Lead Your School on Facebook.

Top LYS Tweets – January 29, 2019
What Can I Learn In A Single, 5-Minute Classroom Observation

Related Posts


The Hater

If you lead long enough, you will attract at least one Hater.  The Hater is different than the anonymous critic. They want…
Read More