Leadership

What is Schooling?

Let’s consider four quotes. We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them to identify their natural competencies and gifts and cultivate these....

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Academics vs. Life

First, let me say education is a force for good in every sense of the word. However, academics are a different story. What are your impressions...

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Inevitable Results

Many outcomes are inevitable. Many results just happen. Average, for example, just happens. It takes no leadership to get there. Average just occurs. Status quo. Status...

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4 Steps to Build Shared Accountability

Accountability is about the will to learn, the will to perform, and the will to create. Shared accountability is different than forced accountability. Forced accountability is...

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Trusting Guts and Instincts

I was climbing yesterday on a small mountain at about 9000 ft elevation. We made it to a peaceful lake and reflected on climbers who are...

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Social Media

After collaborating with a friend who serves in district leadership, the question lingered: How are principals and school leaders utilizing social media over the summer to...

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Distractions on Leadership Teams

It’s simple for a leadership team to be distracted from focusing on their plan. Here some causes: Agendas from different stakeholders that don’t align with the...

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Tricky Little Sophistication

We have a problem in education. Academics. It’s both our strength and weakness. Academics have a way of making us feel right – making us feel...

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Houston, We’ve Had a Problem

The problem could have turned fatal. The solution was created from a handful of “household” items. There’s a message in it for educators. When you listen...

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What is a Blog Crawl?

It’s not everyday that you are able to connect with school leaders from around the globe. It’s not everyday that you can share ideas and create...

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Sophisticated Problems

The pathway of school leads to sophistication. It’s what schools do. They create sophisticated thought. For example, it’s not enough just to use the practical register...

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Managing Up

In the recent Mafost Mashup episode (5 Ways to Jump Start Next School Year), I offered 5 strategies and 5 friends offered strategies to really level...

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August Amnesia

It’s coming to a school near you…hopefully, not yours. It’s the “what did we say we were going to do” syndrome. My gut says everyone in school...

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Defining Leadership Behaviors

How do school leaders create change in school culture? The first place to start is not social media or branding your school. Instead, a united leadership...

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Research on Empowerment

In a very thorough study, researchers (see link below) outlined the benefits of empowerment in the workplace. What I found interesting in the study was how...

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