NEW Leadership Role – 3 Great Questions to Get You Started
New leadership postion? Feeling overwhelmed trying to determine:
We’ve all been down that road! As a former middle school and central office leader in a large urban district, I have been the new “gal” in charge on numerous occasions and wished I had an easy strategy to get quick answers to the above questions. But as experienced leaders well understand, a new job transition brings unique challenges with no quick, easy answers, AND how well you get started on a new job really does matter!
Start with these three questions
A colleague of mine, Dr. Vic Shandor, Area Superintendent in the Fulton County, GA school district developed these three strategic questions to get started when beginning a new leadership role involving direct reports:
These questions, modified from TregoED’s ( www.tregoed.org) Situation Appraisal process, give new leaders a systematic approach that has been used effectively by education the last 16 years, and business/industry leaders (www.kepner-tregoe.com) for over 50 years. Vic’s questions will give him a great starting point, involve his stakeholders and result in a plan that makes sense for his district.
I’m curious to know how other leaders have used good questions to help the transition to a new role! Do you have any good questions or strategies to share?