I think I have mentioned this before and I know in one post I used a copy of my Kindle screen to show you what I was reading. If you would look at my Kindle, and my bookshelves you will find that they are predominantly made of up books about education and leadership. While I have also written that CEO's and educators are very different at the same time the need for teachers and educators to be leaders is super important, and the qualities needed to be a good leader more often than not are the same to be a good educator. Once again, my leadership PLN has supported this theory. Frank Sonnenberg's post titled "Leadership Scorecard" mentions key qualities of a great leader. As you look at the list these same qualities are what make good educators and teacher leaders.
Here are some of the qualities mentioned in the post
" Straightforward and transparent • Honest and trustworthy • Ethical and principled • Focused • Determined • Realistic • Decisive and action-oriented • Fair and open-minded • Knowledgeable and experienced • Consistent and dependable • Confident and optimistic • Passionate • Empathetic and selfless • Flexible • Humble • Courageous • Hardworking"
I am sure there are others, but I think this is a great place to start. Let us remember that we are all leaders and the qualities that make up great leaders make great educational leaders as well.