What About Morale
First a reminder. The leadership priority list for schools this year is as follows:
Priority 1-A: Keep Your Adults Alive
Priority 1-B: Keep Your Student Healthy
Priority 1-C: Keep Your School Open
School leaders nod and then someone says, “But won’t this be bad for morale?”
Possibly. Morale is “unit cohesion in the face of adversity.” As such, morale is a function of mission, training, and leadership.
This pandemic represents adversity. If the mission is hazy, the training inadequate, and/or leadership dishonest and inept, then morale will suffer.
But what is absolutely guaranteed to have a negative effect on morale is a staff death, sick students, or the school closing again and again.
Lead Your School and Wash Your Hands!
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