What Makes a Good Leader?


Capable and talented school leadership is needed in many areas for a school to be successful, but how can administrators find potential leaders or continue their own leadership development? What qualities should today’s leaders cultivate to effectively support the needs of a learning community? Are there new sources for school leadership that go untapped, such as students, parents, and community leaders? What benefits accrue to a district or school through the consistent development of distributed leadership, and what’s the best way of sustaining ongoing leadership development?

ASCD Express is looking for short, 600 to 1,000-word essays on the theme “What Makes a Good Leader?” Guidelines for submissions are here. Please send us your submissions by October 5, 2011.