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March 15, 2016

What School Leaders Know That Donald Trump Doesn't

The genesis of the ruckus that broke out at the Trump rally in Chicago and the ardor that continues to follow him, highlights a danger school leaders and law enforcement know about very well.

March 13, 2016

Leadership Challenge: Define and Communicate Your School's Story

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.

March 10, 2016

Teachers Will Take Risks When Leaders Build Trustworthy Environments

When trust becomes a shared and lived value, the people within the organization can remain invested in their chosen work, taking risks, moving forward, making changes.

March 08, 2016

We Need Leaders Who Are Peacemakers

No good comes from a fractured environment. Fighting over points of view, misunderstandings and resentment cannot contribute to a healthy school environment for children.

March 01, 2016

During 2016 Election Cycle, Schools Fight for Civility

What leverage will school leaders have over their culture of civility and respect, when the media has the lack of civility and disrespect playing on a 24-hour loop?

February 21, 2016

6 Questions to Ask Before Requesting Compliance

Inviting and empowering others to join you in the change, to lead along with you, bringing purpose into the work being done, with understanding about the direction and the reasons, is far more energizing to the organization than "We've got to do it because we've been told to."

February 16, 2016

Beyond Standardized Tests: Redefine Students' Readiness to Thrive After Graduation

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.

February 07, 2016

3 Essential Personal Attributes of Leaders

Rarely does a district value the development of the personal leadership capacities of their leaders and even more rarely do they invest in them.

January 31, 2016

The Power of Transcending Differences

The success of leaders depends, maybe more now than ever, upon the ability to know one's self, be one's self, and stay true to the purpose that guides one's life.

January 24, 2016

4 Critical Leadership Abilities Leading to Student Success

We would be foolish to expect professionals who have experienced success in the past to seek and adopt new practices without purposeful professional development and an environment in which adult learning and risk-taking is valued and rewarded.

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