Delegating for Time Management

Topics: Assistant Principals, Early Career Principals

Fill your plate with the appetizers of school life—attendance, student pick-up coordination, little fires—and what’s left at day’s end? Little time or appetite for the entrees of instructional leadership and climate building. School leaders accustomed to seizing initiative can find it hard to swallow delegating as a time-management tool. Let go. Capability abounds. Delegating takes the small bites off your plate and lets you relish the star course.