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December 12, 2013

Tennessee District's Distributed Leadership Model Fosters Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Dr. Lyle Ailshie, Superintendent of Kingsport City Schools in eastern Tennessee, authors a guest post on the district's multi-level leadership strategy to help foster professional learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

October 31, 2013

Cultural Zombies and Vampires, Oh My!

Vampires and zombies could be present in your organization even when it's not Halloween. Learn about who they are and how they could be sucking the life out of your culture and super star contributors!

August 01, 2013

Teacher Engagement Data Released

Today, Gallup released its latest findings around teacher engagement, based on survey data collected between January and December 2012. In the article "In U.S., Newer Teachers Most Likely to Be Engaged at Work," Shane Lopez and Preety Sidhu discuss how years of experience affect workplace engagement...

July 18, 2013

All Faiths Must Be Welcome in the Workplace

Around the world, 1.6 billion Muslims are observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan by fasting without food or water from dawn to sunset. Many also increase their salat (prayers), Quranic recitation, and charitable giving. For talent managers, this is a perfect opportunity to review your organizat...

May 06, 2013

Celebrate Teaching with Random Acts of Appreciation

As we all know, giving thanks to others is a best practice of talent managers in high performing organizations. Employee recognition can be a formal or informal practice. What some might not know is that appreciation is a fundamental psychological need. Studies show that when individuals feel that t...

April 02, 2013

Teachers Score High in Well-being, Gallup Finds

The latest findings from the Gallup Poll offer some interesting insight around teacher well-being and the work environment for educators across the country. Based on telephone interviews conducted between January and December 2012 of more than 172,000 people--9,370 of whom identified themselves as K...

October 31, 2012

7 Practices to Prevent Unethical Behavior

In recent weeks, I have had several conversations with school personnel directors about the importance of building ethical cultures and practices. Leaders in all industries face issues concerning unethical behavior and can learn from each other about how best to tackle these situations. Here are se...

August 24, 2012

Changing Cultures: Adapting Business Principles to Meet Educator Needs

Culture is one of those things that all organizations say is important, but it is easily ignored or forgotten in the daily grind of running a business, non-profit, or school district.Building an environment where employees feel valued and engaged, however, is critical to an organization's success. T...

August 07, 2012

Recognize A Great Teacher

We have all had a great teacher who made a difference in our lives--a math teacher who stayed after school to help us learn Algebra, a coach who not only inspired us to compete on the field, but showed us how to be a leader off of it, or a principal who taught us how to believe in ourselves and drea...

August 04, 2012

WANTED: 'Irreplaceables'

On July 30, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report called "The Irreplaceables," which looks at teachers who are "so successful they are nearly impossible to replace, but who too often vanish from schools as the result of neglect and inattention." The full report is available on TNTP's webs...

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