119: Long-Run Leadership

As a teacher leader it’s so easy to just make decisions without thinking through the ramifications. Long-run leadership describes someone who is forward thinking and makes sacrifices for the good of the group so that down the line everyone benefits. Tune in to hear how you can become a long-run leader in no time!


  • Don’t be that person who puts your own needs before others
  • When you take your extra energy and pour it back into the group you serve you are elevating the success of everyone
  • Take your eyes off your feet and start looking in the distance
  • In those singular moments you are establishing your leadership style, but more importantly you are establishing your leadership strength
  • You are here to help people not to advance yourself
  • Hold out for the long term benefit

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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.