Perseveranceis the steadfast pursuit of a task, mission, or journey in spite of obstacles, discouragement, or distraction. In contrast, grit is argued to be a trait of perseverance. Grit enables an individual to persevere in accomplishing a goal despite obstacles over an extended period.
Hannum advises leaders to cultivate a climate of respect in the following ways:
Exhibit an interest in and appreciation of others’ perspectives, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Express recognition and gratitude for the efforts and contributions of others.
Openly communicate information about policies and procedures so everyone has access to and is operating with similar information.
Clarify decision-making processes, and when appropriate, seek input into those processes.
Take concerns seriously.
If someone or a group feels “wronged,” seek to understand that perspective and apologize if it is warranted and genuine.
“At its core, respect is a continuous process of paying attention to people. We get into habits and make assumptions that, if unchecked, can lead to misunderstandings and ineffective behaviors,” says Hannum.
Kelly Hannum, co-author of Leading Across Differences: Cases and Perspectives.
Just as important as defining what forgiveness is, though, is understanding what forgiveness is not. Experts who study or teach forgiveness make clear that when you forgive, you do not gloss over or deny the seriousness of an offense against you. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses. Though forgiveness can help repair a damaged relationship, it doesn’t obligate you to reconcile with the person who harmed you, or release them from legal accountability.
Gratitude = Grateful
Every day, or at least once a week, make a list of the things other people contribute that you are really grateful for. Do this for the people in both your personal and professional life. You will find that when you habitually express gratitude, you have less stress at home and your team members at work are happy to go out of their way to help you achieve your goals.
When you are a grateful leader, it is much easier to see the good in others and provide ample praise and recognition where it is due. Gratitude builds relationships. Think about how you have been blessed, as well as whom and what you are grateful for in your life. We all have a need to feel valued and appreciated. Take the time to express gratitude to the people in your life and remember to spend freely, and often, with soft currency.
The next time someone you know gets great news, don’t hate — celebrate with them. Remember, you reap what you sow: You can look forward to welcoming more joy into your own life as you celebrate other people’s success.
Empathy means ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of another’ (as in both authors have the skill to make you feel empathy with their heroines), whereas sympathy means ‘feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune’ (as in they had great sympathy for the flood victims).
Leadership is about compassion. It’s about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley
AMITE—Due to the potential for severe weather forecast for our area much of the day tomorrow, Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley announced that classes at all TPSS campuses will be canceled on Thursday, April 18.“The worst of the weather is expected to arrive around noon Thursday, and I don’t feel we could safely get all of our students off the roads and home in time,” Stilley said.
The superintendent said she has remained in close contact with parish officials and neighboring superintendents, all of whom are concerned about road conditions which could be hazardous during peak drive times.“Out of an abundance of caution for our families, our students, and our employees, we think it best to cancel classes Thursday and encourage everyone who can to stay out of harm’s way while this weather system moves through our area,” Stilley said.All Tangipahoa Parish public schools and school offices will close Thursday due to the forecasted storms. Stilley said the closure includes all employees, including 12 month staff, who will be excused from work on Thursday due to the weather.Thursday’s closure falls on the eve of the district’s annual spring break, which will be observed from Friday, April 19, through Sunday, April 28. Students return to classes on Monday, April 29.An official statement will be posted on the school system website, TangiSchools.org, as well as on the Tangipahoa Parish School System Facebook page, and shared with the local media Thursday afternoon.
2019-2020 School Year
Professional Development Days for Teachers AUGUST 6, 7, 8, & 9
Students’ First Day of School AUGUST 12
Campus leadership will facilitate and maintain a safe and secure campus environment conducive to teaching and learning. This will be evidenced through effective systems and operational fidelity. Campus Leadership will exhibit a commitment to the development of teachers and staff by facilitating the enrichment of staff members regularly. Leadership will set goals and create a unique vision for the campus community, which is in the best interest of all stakeholders, specifically the students served at Greenville Park Leadership Academy.
Teachers and staff will work collaboratively with the school community to attain common goals. This will be evidenced through consistent professional learning community involvement and collective efforts that drive student achievement.
Students will come to school ready to learn and lead as evidenced by appropriate dress, positive attitudes, required supplies, and completed homework. Students will exhibit a commitment to personal growth, academic achievement, and positive behavior.
The vision of Greenville Park Leadership Academy is to ensure that all those who enter leave with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully enter high school without remediation.
Follow the rules.
Tell the Truth
Admit your mistakes
Finish task with care and on time
Always act appropriately.