The problem with avoiding important work in schools

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In a job interview some years back I faced a really good and important question: What aspects of your job do you dislike? My answer went on to explain that there are numerous things about our jobs that we dislike but avoiding them or giving them to someone else is not the answer. Leaders can often be misled in the belief that, owing to their importance in the hierarchy of things, they can pick and choose the work that they do in schools. Such leaders can be seen delegating what they consider to be less important and / or less glamorous tasks to others, or avoiding them altogether. Delegation is crucial in supporting the work of a leader, but a leader’s role is also to give assurances that delegated task will be performed to the highest level possible. Therefore, delegation must not be seen as a way to avoid…

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