Digital Age Leadership & Courage

I have given a lot of thought to what it takes to be an Educational Leader in the Digital Age. What I have concluded is that in order to be an effective Educational Leader in the Digital Age requires courage. Courage to make decisions that require you to take risk. Risk-taking takes courage! A lot of courage.

So how do you, as an Educational Leader, get educators to follow you on your journey--on the risk-taking? How do you impact what is happening in the classroom in such a way that what kids are learning prepares them for life in the Digital Age?

I would argue that we, as educators, must create trust with our staff, our community, our parents, and our students so that when we get to the top of the "virtual ridge" and we look out to see what is there that they trust us enough to follow us over the next ridge.