Have you ever thought about your educational leadership style?


Educational Leadership

There are a lot of ways to lead in an educational setting. Which style fits you the best?

Find your own style

Your educational leadership style is just that: it’s yours. There is not one book, article, or quiz that could perfectly define you. The quiz included below is intended to be a fun way for you to think more deeply about the ways you want to lead within education.

Before you take the quiz, take a moment to think about the influence you have in your school. Everyone has the power to support students and be a leader.

The personas

The educational leadership personas listed are by no means an exhaustive list of leadership styles in a school building.

We used a combination of classic leadership styles, combined with the real personalities we have seen ourselves while working as teachers. We came up with the following personas:

  • The Mentor
  • The Defender
  • The Strategist
  • The Instructional Leader
  • The Decision-maker

Do any of these capture your leadership style at school? Take our quiz to find out!

— Vanessa Lane is the Content Marketing Lead at Concordia University and can be reached at vanessa.lane@cuaa.edu. When she's not at work, she can be found playing with her kids or watching NBA basketball with her husband.

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