In my EDL 610 course, which is Visionary Leadership, we are working on developing a leadership platform. This is meant to be my non-negotiables post as I create this platform.
These are items that I expect of myself, and in turn, expect of those who work with me. First and foremost, our work will be done with the highest ethical standard. This means that we operate in compliance of the law, and always doing what is best for those we serve. There are instances where there can be no interpretation - we operate in total compliance, from the beginning and until the end.
Next up is transparency. I believe in being open, honest and forthcoming with the information at hand. I do not believe in keeping information out of the hands of anyone. If were are all on the same page, we can use our own skill-sets to bring creative solutions to the table when needed. It is not possible to bring solutions if all of the available information is not shared. Transparency also means having the courage to say when you do not know something and taking responsibility to help find the answers.
A third non-negotiable is being present and engaged. We are part of a team for a reason, so be present and engaged with your skill-sets and abilities, and offer them to the organization to move it forward. Use your passions to inspire others to be change agents and difference makers.
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.