Category: professional development

Measuring Meaningfulness

I constantly measure the meaningfulness of the messages I send, the information I share, and how I impact those who choose to read my posts. I intend to always help with driving solution-focused thinking and increasing the positives we share in day-to-day interactions. One thing missing is an opportunity for others to share what they … Continue reading Measuring Meaningfulness

Ambition

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.— Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher Cultivating Healthy Ambition Ambition is an essential element to an organization and individual. Ambition begins with understanding the desires, aspirations, and goals you have for yourself and your team. What exactly are your desired outcomes for yourself and … Continue reading Ambition

Turning Gears into Action

One of my first posts was about gears. I made this reference as it was part of the original writing in my book. I did not know everything I needed to know about publishing a book. So even though my gears were turning, I did not have all of the ones I needed to move … Continue reading Turning Gears into Action

My way, Your way, Our way….

I grew up really as an only child. My brother and sister are 16 and 17 years older than me, respectively. I have always said I was a gift from God to make sure someone could help this family. My siblings, especially my sister, did lots of things with me. I think I was like … Continue reading My way, Your way, Our way….

ABC’s to Leadership

LEADERSHIP Writing each day is a blessing for me. I enjoy each day in finding ways to spark a fire of excitement, light a lesson of inspiration, shine enthusiasm on kindness, plant a seed of hope, and turn a problem into a solution one post at a time. Leadership is daily, 365 days a year, … Continue reading ABC’s to Leadership

Let’s Continue to learn!

We have many opportunities to learn daily. As educators, professional learning expectations are tied to specific mandates of topics to be covered and a required amount each year to maintain your certification. However, this is not all we need as we desire to be the best we can be for those we serve. The article, … Continue reading Let’s Continue to learn!

Roll out the red carpet!

It is time for some new headlines! What is the message you want to send? Roll out the red carpet and make your own stars! Put up pictures of your staff, students, or whatever you want to highlight. Just ask me, and I can help you put some joy, laughter, motivation, feeling safe, and so … Continue reading Roll out the red carpet!

Capturing your leadership philosophy

“Gretchen Oltman, J.D., Ph.D. has spent over a decade in education, including many years as a high school English teacher. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Nebraska and holds a Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Nebraska.” What is Your Leadership Story? A School Leader’s Guide to Aligning How You … Continue reading Capturing your leadership philosophy