Being a leader in 2022 is the same, different, or we don't know? Do the qualities and skills need to be the same? What are your thoughts? Do we need different leadership qualities? What is the most important quality for a leader? Why? I believe a job title does not define leadership. Leadership is part … Continue reading What made your list of leadership qualities to have in 2022?
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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9. The Harvest is Coming is a chapter in Dr. Femi Skanes's book, Encouragement for The School Leader’s Soul. You can purchase a copy on Amazon! Connect with her at: … Continue reading Harvest time encouragement
The essential skill of a leader is to be an excellent communicator. Along with communication comes the duty of being factual, timely, informative, accurate, and trustworthy. Ken Blanchard, the leadership expert, launched an international study in 2016 to learn the critical skills leaders need. The study concluded with 43 percent indicating communication was the most … Continue reading Finding Facts and Information
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson Did someone inspire you to be where you are today in your career or life? I reflect over mine and can identify several points of time where individuals inspired me, encouraged me, and pushed me—so blessed … Continue reading We are inspired!
Which comes first, wisdom or knowledge? Wisdom is built on knowledge. So does that mean you can be both wise and knowledgeable? Then you can't be wise without being knowledgeable. What do you think? Is it the same as an egg before chicken or the chicken before an egg? Knowledge is knowing about something. I … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom
The beauty of nature is impressive to me, and I enjoy it all the time we can appreciate it all. We just had the opportunity to spend nine days with my sister-in-law and her husband in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each day from our balcony, we saw dolphins jumping, swimming, and diving. In addition, we saw … Continue reading Butterflies mean more
When you are trying to entertain during a long drive on vacation, when there is not a lot to see, you play games. Often we play: I spy with my little eye, something green. Then others take turns guessing what you see. It is fun to learn about others when you play games. So asking … Continue reading Have you ever……
One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word “intention” is “a determination to act in a certain way.” As we look at words and their meanings, we often find ourselves thinking of additional ones. When you think of intention, what do you think of? I think of commitment. We take time to establish goals, make plans, … Continue reading What is your Intention?
As we face our days ahead, do you think about protection? The protection for self, others, and organization. Do you think about risk? Are you willing to take risks, support risks, and encourage risk? Leaders must be willing to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and share dissenting views, even at the risk of disrupting a collegial … Continue reading Do we have the courage?
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