Paths to Leadership
Getting started as a new leader means making practical choices, while
being uplifted by your dream. Winston Churchill, who led Great Britain
through the perils of a world war, advised: “The pessimist sees
difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in
every difficulty.” Considering all the pathways to leadership, what was
or is likely to be your pathway? Describe what was or is most (a)
challenging, (b) encouraging, and (c) special about your process.
Select and summarize one of the following paths to leadership: inside,
outside, “Founder’s Syndrome” or becoming the director of a family
organization, and describe how it aligns to your own pathway.
Referencing the NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct: Supplement for Early Childhood Adult Educators,
identify a possible solution for any challenges or difficulties that
you have encountered or may encounter on your path to leadership.