Leading as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Building in Sustainability.

Process for Engagement

Sustainability requires the leader to think strategically, anticipate the road ahead (including potential hazards), problem solve, build internal capacity and resource appropriately.

Although there are principles of sustainability that can be applied in most situations, each situation requires a particular response depending on its context.

In general terms leaders consider the following when planning for growth and sustainability:

  • It must endure over time leaving a lasting legacy
  • It must not damage the surrounding environment or drain the leadership resources of others
  • It can be supported by available or achievable resources – human as well as financial
  • It is a shared responsibility involving everyone, and does not rest on the shoulders of a few
  • It is self sustaining with the emotional resources and system support to avoid burnout and maintain impact over time
  • It promotes diversity and builds capacity fostering many versions of excellence, and has the means of sharing them through communities. 

Adapted from Andy Hargreaves, 2006, Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership

Quotes from Consultation

“If projects are not shared then they are not sustainable” (School Principal’s Consultation)

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