Do we need to raise the bar or lower it? How does this affect our standards? If you are working in a particular field or area and people are not reaching the current established levels set, what is the solution? Change the level, change the preparation, change the assessment or maintain the level? What is … Continue reading Raise the bar
Category: School Improvement
Leaders are essential to organizations now more than at any other time. The skills needed for leaders to help staff and students grow include: OrganizingCultivatingMotivatingEmpowermentEncouragementVisionCommitment DedicationBalanceTrustCollaborative InfluenceInspirationCourage There are several more you could add to the list. What would you add? Leading is serious business! When you are leading to make improvements and changes, it … Continue reading It takes Wisdom, Wit and Essential Skills to Lead
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 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
Do not spread false reports. Exodus 23:1 The coach spots a little boy in the stands with a glove waiting to catch a baseball. The coach decides he will toss a ball to the little boy. Then suddenly, a man swoops in and catches the ball. Cameras snap the picture; video cameras record the moment, … Continue reading Hook, line and sinker
This title may need to be explained! It is not that I am encouraging all of us to fail but to innovate and become resilient. The title is also not saying teachers and leaders encourage their students to fail. It is the approach and strategies we use to help children grow. One year the theme … Continue reading Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!
“The power just went out; I can't see a thing.” “Hang on, I know I have candles somewhere. Oh no, only one match! I hope we can get the candle going with one match. Then we can start the others.” Moving to the country on our own as a young family took a little getting … Continue reading It only takes a spark!
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
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….
NoiseCan you hear it? The “white noise” of the world “darkens” the “brightness” of our thoughts, deafening our ears preventing us from hearing the wisdom of our father. VisionCan you see it? Our vision is “clouded” by the distortion of the images presented as we question softly with muffled replies of lies. We are transforming; … Continue reading Transforming before us