How to Survive a Setback

4 strategies women in leadership can use to build resilience and persist toward their goals

Topics: Assistant Principals, Women in Leadership

For better or worse, rejection and failure are just as integral to one’s career trajectory as job offers, promotions, raises, and awards are. But the pathway to educational leadership often holds additional hurdles for women, and it takes resilience to make career hiccups temporary.

In “How to Survive a Setback,” authors Lauren Bailes and Susan Guthery share four strategies women leaders can use to build that resilience. The first is to revisit the personal values that made you pursue a leadership position to determine if they align with your organization.

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