Date of this Version
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 3-July 2006 ISSN: 1541-6224
My professional career has varied in leadership experiences. Unlike women who are coming of age today in leadership positions, I never had a "plan" for my professional career moves. I simply went about selecting the next interesting opportunity. Looking back, this may not have always been in my best interest, but I certainly had a full life of experiences because of this serendipitous approach. Here are some ideas I learned along the way. In some cases, they were great discoveries. However, in most cases, they were painful-at-the-time mistakes that turned into life lessons.