Themes of inclusiveness, of passion and purpose, of questioning and listening, and of integrity, respect and courage permeate our five years of writing. They are attributes of leadership that go beyond the knowledge and skill of the work itself.
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May 15, 2018
January 09, 2018
Hiring is, arguably, the most important shared role of leaders and the governing body. It deserves and investment of time to listen openly and share perceptions and thoughts.
January 04, 2018
For all the conscious effort and good intention we put into establishing a communication system with the community, there will always be the other way they learn about us.
February 28, 2017
In school communities, there are almost always differences of opinions that become hotly contested. We can and must be smarter and not overlook the 'other side'.
November 29, 2016
Schools are seeing eruptions of the mimicking behavior seen on the campaign trail. Name calling and other painful and more aggressive actions follow.
April 07, 2016
Districts can operate with multi-directional communication pathways in which each constituency has access to the other with respect and consideration for diversity of perspective.
March 13, 2016
It is the responsibility of the school and district leaders, no matter the length of time in the district, to clarify, define or redefine the narrative, to create the lingering perception, and to influence the reputation of the school(s) in the community.
February 16, 2016
It may seem a leap from the common core, graduation rates, and NAEP scores to the building of community and the words of Parker Palmer. But in truth, it is not.
January 05, 2016
Ongoing personal development is essential for successful, sustainable leadership.
July 21, 2015
Without the trust of and between the members of the organization, no leader can successfully plan and implement any sustainable change.