Leadership Development through the Study of the Lived Experience


  • Gonzalo Salazar


Reflection of the lived experience occurs in the solitude of leadership and it is through reflection that educational leaders acquire knowledge. A deep dive into the reflections of the lived experience leads to discernment and it is at this intersect that leadership finds wisdom. The rich data of the lived experience can serve as a valuable resource in leadership development but maximizing the value of the analysis of the lived experience necessitates sharing the findings in a manner that builds capacity in the next generation of leaders. The vehicle used to share the findings is as important as the data we draw from experiences that shape our lives and character.