Developing leadership in others

Participants respond to presenter Wayne Hulley’s humorous metaphors emphasizing key messages in his workshop on developing leadership in others.
Participants respond to presenter Wayne Hulley’s humorous metaphors emphasizing key messages in his workshop on developing leadership in others.
—Photo by Koni Macdonald

Administrators, consultants and leadership staff from Edmonton Public Schools attended a workshop on developing leadership in others, held January 12 and 13 at Barnett House.

Workshop presenter Wayne Hulley told his audience that leadership is all about influence. "When we take actions that influence the direction of an individual, a team or an organization, we have led. In education, leaders’ actions should focus on improved learning outcomes."

Hulley believes that true leaders influence others through a combination of character and competence. He calls leaders "possibilities thinkers"—those who look for positive ways to have an influence. They have a clear purpose; they understand the difference between urgent and important matters, take responsibility for their actions, build positive relationships and learn continuously.


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