Great Education Leaders are Innovative
When presented with a dilemma, competent educational leaders may develop innovative solutions. Knowing all of the available resources, adjusting by using your collective experiences, occasionally breaking the rules, and never being afraid to take risks are all part of being inventive.
Innovation, a Rare Education Leadership Skill
Creativeness is one of those educational leadership talents that can’t be learned in a classroom. It must come to you organically or be conceived in the crucible of a pivotal event. We discover how ingenious and effective we can be at our turning points. We discover ourselves and our abilities. Our character, whether good or evil, is brought to the fore.
Backing up against a wall brings out our latent abilities and skills. The old saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of all inventions.”
I was listening to an intriguing interview with Elon Musk that someone was conducting. He claims to set aside a small sum of money to start when he begins a new business venture. It was just enough to keep the business running. Despite his vast wealth, he would never use it to help fund a new enterprise.
Why? Because there is something about struggling to figure things out with little supplies and starting from scratch that inspires us to be creative and innovative. Elon Musk was able to construct PayPal from the ground up and subsequently sell it due to the pressure from this technique.
Remember that innovation necessitates a significant level of risk and experimenting. As a result, before devoting resources to innovation, you should assess its feasibility. It helps you learn from your failures because it may take numerous revisions or experiments to perfect your idea.
A Little Homework
Dedicate to creating an innovative product, technology, project, or item for your school or district during the following few months. Follow the complete innovation cycle to see your idea through to completion. What did you gain from this experience? What was the outcome of the final project? I expect a mixed bag of replies since attempts at creativity do not always produce fruit. On the other hand, your efforts at innovation will never fail since you can learn from your mistakes and use what you have learned on your next try.