LEADING A HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOL/DISTRICT CULTURE
The school environment exerts a significant influence on students and staff. To be effective in a leadership role, leaders must fully understand the impact that environment has on the classroom, the individual school, and the school system. Leaders must develop skills for coping with and taking advantage of environmental elements. In order to develop skills and strategies that will assist in building a healthy school culture, it is crucial to analyze, anticipate, and understand the nature of the school as an organization. Being able to predict, explain, and control organizational phenomena is crucial to leadership in managing change efforts, defining and inculcating more productive beliefs and values, and evoking more organizational effectiveness.