I was energized by seeing everyone doing their work with renewed enthusiasm and creativity. Skype calls between me and the staff are delightful. I go online immediately after I take the kids to school and get the chance to communicate with the staff before their day ends.
When I first started this work, I often said that I would “lead by example”. This month, and especially during my physical absence from the school, I have come to realize that many of the work norms and principles I have demonstrated are alive and well at the school. It felt good to witness a slight imprint of influence.