Great Leadership Starts When We Stop Looking Down

Jonathan P. Raymond
Educate.
Published in
5 min readSep 28, 2018

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In a structure as rigid and hierarchical as the public school system, what is the most important role of a leader? Here’s my answer in a nutshell: Faced with a vertical org chart, great leaders cultivate relationships that are emotionally horizontal. In other words, leaders make themselves emotionally accessible to their colleagues by forging relationships through trust, communication, collaboration, and…

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Jonathan P. Raymond
Educate.

Superintendent, City School District of New Rochelle, NY — Views and opinions are my own