A school is a very important institution in a society. A school is an institution that determines the survivability of a nation. A school is a place where the future citizens of a nation are being nurtured and prepared to face and triumph over any challenges that may come, to create and to innovate, to lead, to be beneficial to others, to fight for good causes; in short to be Allah’s khalifah. If a nation’s younger generation is instilled with these great qualities, the nation can be led to a greater civilisation.
The success of a school in producing students with such great qualities depends greatly on the ability of its leadership to carry out the tasks and responsibilities placed upon their shoulders. A poor leadership will bring about the downfall of the school, thus will fail to produce citizens with the intended qualities. On the other hand, a school with great leadership will steer its students onto a greater height.
Through my 23-years service as an educator, I have served under quite a few principals. Each and everyone of them had different leadership style. Each leadership style brought about different school’s environment and different results. In this series on school leadership, I will share my experience with schools’ leaderships and my opinions on what the ideal school leadership should be. By sharing my experience and opinions on school leadership, I hope that schools can help our nation to achieve it vision to be a great nation.
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