Self-care crucial for effective school leaders

January 2, 2019

While leadership does demand commitment, the idea that it demands the sacrifice of one’s own well-being is a dangerous myth, write the authors of “The Complete Guide to Work Life Balance for School Leaders.” Principals and administrators who fail to maintain a good work-life balance, or at least a proper work-life blending, will often show evidence of this failure physically or in their declining ability to deal with other people. The stress of the job can also cause principals to abandon their posts — to the detriment of students and the school district as a whole.

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