Sketchnote – 5 Ways to Recapture the Joy of School Leadership

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you feel like you’ve been going through the motions for a while now.

The joy in School Leadership that you used to feel has been subsumed by endless operational details, paperwork, and the stress of caring for hundreds of people every single day.

If that sounds familiar, you’re definitely not alone. Burnout is at epidemic levels among those in School Leadership, and so many people think that unhappiness is just the nature of the job. But that’s where they’re wrong.

It is absolutely possible to get that joy in School Leadership again — but it won’t happen on its own. Think about it like this: you know you have to put petrol in your car if you want it to run. Similarly, you need to make a regular practice of “topping up” your self so that you don’t end up burned out and resentful. These are 3 good ways to get started.