Vision

Blurred Vision

When was the last time you stayed up too late working, reading, or browsing the web? What happened to your eyes? Likely, your vision blurred. Blurred...

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Your Vision, An Anchor

I’ve recently taken up sailing. Funning thing, sailing is a lot like race cars (another old hobby) in that brakes are more important for speed than...

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Fall and Initiative Fatigue

What can leaves teach us about initiative fatigue? Fall is upon us (well, not yet here in Houston). Leaves are going through their annual changes, and...

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Freedom, Reality, Possibility

We’re just short of 20 years since that day in world history where freedom came under attack. What role does freedom have in schools? What are...

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Educational Leadership, At What Cost?

A quick Google search revealed the following: 1,030,000,000 results for Educational Management 454,000,000 results for Educational Leadership That might be shocking considering the trend in the...

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What If Schools…

What if schools served students who wanted to go there for a specific purpose. That is, instead of generalized curriculum and programs the school served specialized...

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Do You Schedule Major Resets?

A major reset is one of three ingredients in the recipe for continuous innovation. The other two are Go, No-Go Dates and A/B Testing. Without all...

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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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Each Versus All

At first glance, they appear so similar: All students will learn at high levels. Each student will learn at a high level. However, this slight difference...

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Lives of Quiet Desperation

Whether you move or stand still, a choice still is made. The way you lead is a choice. The way you relate is a choice. The...

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How to Create Your Vision for a School

This post details how to create your vision for a school. There’s a difference between your vision for the school and the school’s vision. Both are...

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Continuity and Change

If you want to create change, first create a vision of continuity. 209 employees were surveyed in organizations that were undergoing major changes. Leaders who communicated...

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We Have A Purpose, Or Do We?

It’s quite obvious. Right? The purpose of education is to educate, no? Maybe prepare or ensure future success? Maybe the purpose of education is mere, high...

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Clarity at the Outset

No one intends to obfuscate their communication. No one intends to confuse their school. Instead, we intentionally plan events and use tools that give clarity. We...

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This Year, Create a Masterpiece

Art is about doing the work that brings immense value to you and those around you. Each day the canvas is new. Your work is your...

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