Honeymoons and Moonshine

Landing the gig is the beginning. Often, it’s also the end.

Passionate school leaders move up the career ladder eager to make a mark and help the school, the district, or the region.

But that zeal soon faces the swamp of emails, meetings, phone calls, and the unanticipated deluge of problems asking for you to solve them. The honeymoon is over.

It’s as if moonshine has taken over because that thoughtful, intentional, and measured leader has easily reverted to knee jerk reactions – and possibly, developing knee jerk habits.

It’s like swimming against the current to do anything else.

That’s when self-awareness steps in and stops the knee jerk and replaces it with prowess and peace of mind.