PMP283: How to Be a Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones is the founder of Transformative Principal, which provides leadership development, weekly masterminds, and one-on-one coaching for school leaders across the nation and internationally. In 2017, he was recognized as Digital Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He has turned his years of experience and learning into books, an award winning podcast, and an annual event for leaders just like you.  

He shares his transformative leadership plans and his secret weapon, a mastermind group built specifically for principals so that principals like you can lead your schools to your best year ever. 

He is also the author of the new book, How to Be a Transformative Principal, releasing in March 2022.

In this episode, Jethro lays out the challenges that principals face with test scores, student behavior, mental-health issues, etc. And he provides a surprising solution for leaders: self-care. With 487 podcast episodes of his own, Jethro relies on feedback from hundreds of leaders to show the attributes of tranformative principals.

He talks about the importance of delegating to people, not to tasks. Plus, he describes the domino effect that happens when leaders are committed to growth in the following areas:

  • Self-care 
  • Support
  • Strengths & Delegation
  • Vision 
  • Observations & Feedback 
  • Communication 
  • Relationships
  • Hiring
  • Culture

Finally, principals have the opportunity to be a part of a virtual book launch by going to:

When you do, you can join other leaders to write responses live and online to add whole new additional chapters to the qualitative feedback Jethro is collecting from principals.

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William D. Parker
William D. Parker