Dr. Robert Hunt: Crisis, Growth & Leadership
Dr. Robert Hunt, Superintendent of Barrington 220 SD in Illinois, talks with us about managing crises, both at a professional and personal level, how to best communicate during difficult times, and how to grow and recover after.
In this episode, Dr. Robert Hunt, Superintendent of Barrington 220 SD in Illinois, talks with us about managing crises, both at a professional and personal level, how to best communicate during difficult times, and how to grow and recover after.
Few school leaders are trained to handle crises. And yet, at some point in their career they will be expected to lead during and after the unexpected strikes. Dr. Robert Hunt has experienced personal and professional crises as well as published research on how school leaders can effectively lead in the aftermath of a crisis. From that experience and his own work, he has a perspective that can help school leaders, especially superintendents better plan and prepare for something few are trained on.
In this conversation we discuss:
- How superintendents should communicate with their stakeholders amidst difficulty and sensitive information
- Preparing school administrators by talking about crisis before it happens
- Post Traumatic Growth and being able to acknowledge the things you are better at because you were present in a crisis and went through difficult times
- How communities can work together to become stronger after crisis—instead of trying to get back to “normal”
- How to handle difficult situations when there is a lack of control, uncertainty and urgency
Read Dr. Hunt’s perspective in SchoolCEO Magazine here.
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