What Makes For Good Leadership in Education?

David Beskar
2 min readMay 3, 2022


An extraordinary educational leader can shine light on both new and old topics. Because getting an education can be done using multiple methods, a diverse set of teaching skills is best.

Goal Orientation

Developing a common goal is the first step in a leadership position. Once the task is identified, several mini-goals can be used when moving forward.

Communicating a vision takes more than just words. Leading by example can inspire others in the office or classroom. A true leader is able to communicate why the vision is important as well as demonstrate its importance. Without a clear vision that everyone can see, it may be difficult to find the right direction.

Attitude First

To encourage a nonjudgmental learning environment, a positive attitude makes a world of difference. With a positive attitude students can feel comfortable asking questions about any step of the learning process.

A top down attitude is one of the quickest and easiest ways to generate positive thinking. This means that a positive outlook must first be demonstrated by the educational leader. Leading by example can show that new concepts do not have to be frightening.

Team Building Skills

Educational leaders often form teams to maximize productivity, generate new ideas and form lasting bonds. Community building skills are critical in leadership because almost every environment will require effective communication.

Simply pairing individuals at random is not usually the best strategy for team building. An ideal team has a variety of people with a variety of skills. A leader who pays attention to detail can pinpoint which people will work best together.

A Contagious Drive

A passionate leader is one who can inspire confidence and care. If a leader does not seem enthusiastic or passionate about the mission, this can cause a dull working environment. Since not all people have the same passions, finding a way to connect the overall vision with an individual value is often resourceful.

An effective leader is motivated by their community. This can include work family as well as the community at large. Striving to dramatically improve a situation usually requires more than just one person. By identifying the strengths of a team in addition to individual styles of communication, an educational leader can make progress as a whole.



David Beskar

David began his career as an assistant software engineer at Triple Vision Inc. in Minneapolis, quickly rising through the ranks.