A Cool Balm - A Leader's Positive Thinking
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jer 29:11I read this quote from Jeremiah--via Twitter, what a surprise because I didn't have to go poring through Scripture--and it immediately struck me. No, not only because that's God's perspective as expressed in the Bible.
Now before you start wondering, "Wait, Miguel has become a religious blogger and i wanted to read him for edleadership or edtech!" or whatever you're here for, I love Jeremiah's wording here because it reflects the perspective I sincerely believe we need to foster among school leadership.
As an administrator in public schools, there can be nothing more profound to say to my team, "I know the thoughts I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." That doesn't mean that you won't find yourself in trouble because of your own human frailties and, well, cussedness that each of us has.
Who couldn't say "Amen!" to that?
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