And then, there's been a lot of activities somewhere in the middle where the students can (and should) have a voice, but it's also up to me and the other sponsors to have "final cut". I think my initial take on co-running the Senior Class is that it would be entirely leadership-by-committee. Nothing would happen unless the students wanted it, and all creative choices would be run past them to get approval. That works in some cases, but over this year I've really seen that sometimes, it's ok to step in and use the override button. At times, you need to be able to trust your own judgement and expertise enough to pull the trigger on a project or idea and make it happen. Sometimes this means canceling something even if students insist that it's going to work. Sometimes it means pushing an idea forward even though early signs don't look promising. Sometimes it means asking students for resources...but ultimately just using your own because you know it will be a better product otherwise. There's a lot of people (myself included at times) who want to be a leader just be liked. If you're going to be effective, however, you need to learn how and when to execute "final cut".
That being said, Prom is shaping up nicely. Let's hope my "final cut" skills don't let me down.