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Leadership is a Practice

Pearls of Wisdom
By Ellen King
Leadership is a Practice

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, Ellen shares that “growth doesn’t happen when you’re in your comfort zone.” Leadership is a practice that needs constant work. You can grow and expand your toolbox with each experience and opportunity.  

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


Ellen King is the Diploma Coordinator at Lincoln School in Costa Rica.

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