Thursday Thoughts

I enjoy reading, learning, and always stretching myself to find solutions to share with others. Leadership is essential in supporting growth in every aspect of life. We want to grow in our personal life, faith, family, work, and community. I am sharing information from Bill Dodd and his insights. The resource for his post isContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts”

Building Core Values

Organizations are made up of individuals. Individuals within every organization and workplace come with a set of values. However, as we join together to accomplish a mission, core values must become the foundation of the practices we use every day to perform our work and conduct ourselves. We have lists of values and beliefs inContinue reading “Building Core Values”

Life is short….but the week seems long

As the sun rises and shines brightly to wake us to a new day or as we reach to hit the snooze button on the alarm clock, it is Monday! A workweek begins as the weekend is behind us now! Where does the time go? Just like that, Friday turns to Monday. We get 168Continue reading “Life is short….but the week seems long”

Fundamental Friday

In our lives we have fundamental things, activities and principles that are important to us. We can believe strongly in some as an essential part of who we are or part of our purpose of being. People seeking meaning beyond themselves seem to be happier, healthier, and live longer. I have no data to confirmContinue reading “Fundamental Friday”

Let’s Debate

Do we see debates over issues? A debate is a discussion of opposing sides of a specific topic, subject, or issue. An example would be a discussion of the pros and cons of reopening schools after Covid-19. I think I have seen some…. At least they resemble debates. We most likely would see debates inContinue reading “Let’s Debate”

Launch into Leadership in all directions!

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” -John C. Maxwell My friend Jon Lokhorst has written an excellent book titled Mission-Critical Leadership, How smart managers lead well in all directions. It is an opportunity to look at your leadership and how every level of your organization canContinue reading “Launch into Leadership in all directions!”

Monday Matters! Make it Count!

It is MONDAY! Time to check the calendar for the workweek. What do you have to look forward to this week? Now let’s focus on today! What is on the to-do list? As Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog, told us: “Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morningContinue reading “Monday Matters! Make it Count!”

Thought for the day

One of my former Superintendent’s arrived early to work, and I did too. I would send out a “Monday Morning Message” of inspiration. He would usually be one of the first to receive it. Sometimes he would call my office, email me or call me down to talk about items for the week and myContinue reading “Thought for the day”

What do you expect from others? What do they except from you?

“Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but even higher expectations for themselves.” -Todd Whitaker We find ourselves today in a garden full of weeds as we try to find the plants that are producing the quality we want in our garden of leaders. Many seeds have been planted, but the quality is notContinue reading “What do you expect from others? What do they except from you?”

Timing Tuesday- When do you communicate negative news?

When do you call home, send a note home to report negative concerns? When do you send report cards home? How do you communicate negative concerns? What do people say about your communications? Communication is essential. It must be timely and accurate. Keeping others informed is critical in maintaining a focus on improvement. Feedback ensuresContinue reading “Timing Tuesday- When do you communicate negative news?”