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Empowering Others to Succeed

Pearls of Wisdom
By Ana Leticia Daza
Empowering Others to Succeed

For over 30 years international school leaders, teachers, and counselors have come together for Principals’ Training Center (PTC) professional learning experiences. Each day of every program begins with a “pearl of wisdom,” a “nugget of knowledge,” or a “gem of inspiration” from one of the participants. We are delighted to offer our readers around the world these powerful stories, insights, and strategies, all dedicated to our shared mission of ever more and better learning for our children.  

In this pearl, Leticia shares a quote by John Maxwell that inspired her in her leadership journey, "Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It’s about one life influencing another.”

She explains how important it was for her to have strong, empowering leaders along her journey making her feel heard and valued. She was given opportunities to learn, improve, and lead. And now, in her leadership role, she wants to influence, trust, and help others to improve the same way others helped her along her path. She says, “It is not about me anymore. It is about influencing, empowering, and guiding others to succeed.”

Professional positions cited were the ones held at the time of recording. The positions and schools of those quoted may have since changed.

Ana Leticia Daza is the middle school principal at the Pan American School of Bahia, Brazil.


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