leadership_NOTES_bannerPerhaps the first and most important task of a successful education leader is to establish clarity of purpose. The vocabulary list for this concept well known… mission statements, vision casting, core values identi cation, goal setting, coherence of effort, teamwork, and shared commitment to a common future. Successful education leaders often de ne this task by de ning and attacking its enemy… fuzzy purpose. Organizational psychologists suggest that 70% of interpersonal con ict in the workplace is not the result of employees’ poor interpersonal skills, but rather of unclear direction.

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