Commitment– Aligning with the goals of a group or organization.
Highly effective teachers with this competency know the following:
1. How to readily make sacrifices to meet a larger organizational goal
2. How to find a sense of purpose in the larger mission
3. How to actively seek out opportunities to fulfill the group’s mission
4. How to use the group’s core values in making decisions and clarifying choices.
Highly effective teachers are going to go the “extra mile” for students. Although personalities and teaching styles are different, the commitment to the goals and purpose of their school on multiple levels are being met but more importantly are being exceeded.
The essence of commitment is making our personal goals and those goals of our organization one and the same. Commitment is emotional. We feel a strong attachment to our group’s goals when the resonate strongly with our own. Those whose values embrace an organization’s mission are willing not just to make an all-out effort on its behalf, but to make personal sacrifices when needed.
Self-awareness is a building block of commitment. Employees who know their own guiding values or purpose will have a vivid sense about whether there is a fit with an organization . When they feel a math, their commitment is spontaneous and strong.
Initiative and Optimism-Displaying proactively and persistence.
Highly effective teachers with initiative know the following:
1. How to be ready to seize opportunities
2. How to pursue goals beyond what is required or expected of them
3. How to cut through red tape and bend the rules when to get the job done
4. How to mobilize others through unusual enterprising effort
Highly effective teachers with optimism know the following:
1. How to operate from hope of success rather than fear of failure
2. How to persistently seek goals despite obstacles and setbacks
3. How to see setbacks as manageable circumstances rather than a personal flaw