Developing Meaningful Schools: An Exploration of Principals’ Mindful Leadership
In recent years, high attention has been paid to the discussion on “mindfulness,” which integrates the development of different concepts, such as positive psychology, neuroscience, organizational development, and sports psychology. Principals’ mindful leadership is to perceive the moment, pay attention to mindfulness, develop relationships, discover meanings, manage energy and developmental resilience, develop schools’ aggressive psychological environment, and eventually improve school effectiveness. The purpose of this study is to investigate the development of principals’ mindful leadership. Firstly, this study analyze the new trend of principals’ mindful leadership, and understand the influence of development of mindfulness on education. Secondly, this study investigated and analyzed the value of mindful leadership and investigated the meaning and connotation of principals’ mindful leadership. Lastly, this study proposed the practical approaches of principals’ mindful leadership, and suggested that principals should pay full attention to environment, perceive self-emotions, jointly create school visions, develop positive relationship network, put into practice the meanings of life and morality, and maintain high health emotions of teachers and students. Hopefully, this study can help improve principals’ leadership effectiveness.
|關鍵詞||正念、正念領導、校長領導、mindfulness、mindful leadership、principal leadership|