Here are some of the items teachers requested in my survey.
Ownership (don't push them off on others), respect, trust of their staff, support and faith in their employees, presume positive intent, thinking partner, shared leadership, constant learner, allow teachers to try new things, someone who will get their hands dirty, provide opportunities for teachers to take leadership roles and grow, someone who will fight for their teachers, etc...
Here's a few more responses from the teacher survey:
Trust, not a micro-manager, someone who will fight for the teachers (again), students at the center of every decision, someone who pushes me to be better, someone who offers suggestions, knowledgeable, a decision maker, a principal who remembers what it's like to be in the classroom, a communicator, an organizer, visible, stands up for me, dedicated, responsible, follows-through, fair, professional, etc..
Here are my 4 leadership qualities teachers need from us to be successful.
A STRATEGIC THINKER
AN ORGANIZED AND PREPPED-READY PRINCIPAL
Binders and folders store all my important documents. When the school throws a curve ball in your day, you are armed with all the items at your fingertips. Teachers need principals to have it together. We need to be able to run an efficient and effect campus. Free of chaos. Being organized helps you attend meetings on time. It sets an example for your teachers.
STUDENTS ALWAYS COME FIRST