In applying for administration positions I keep answering the same question: What are the qualities of a great administrator?
I hope to post my thoughts here to get feedback from my PLN.
An excellent administrator empowers those around them to aspire for greatness. They incorporate and seek out viewpoints different from their own to expand their thinking about an issue. A world-class administrator will carefully measure the factors, involve the relevant stakeholders, and enlist the help of others to create momentum for decisions. They are in classrooms to learn and to help others learn. A great administrator is a leader in learning and encourages taking risks. They push others to greatness through learning, connecting, and sharing information with those around them. Their job is to serve the educators with which they work. By doing all of these things, the administrator is not only helping to create better school employees, but to improve the culture and atmosphere for learning for everyone they encounter.
This is my short answer. It is the most succinct way I can answer the question and I truly believe administrators job is to serve others and use their position to make those around them better.