Is Culture more important than Vision? As the leader of your organization, you have a great deal of responsibility. There is no more significant responsibility than taking care of those you serve. All of your team members need to know your vision, but most importantly, they need to know they can trust you. The culture … Continue reading Solution Weekly April 24-30, 2022
“Two octogenarians, one from Germany and the other from Denmark, were an unlikely couple. They had each enjoyed sixty years of marriage before being widowed. Though living only fifteen minutes apart, their homes were in separate countries. Still, they fell in love, regularly cooking meals and spending time together. Sadly, in 2020, due to the … Continue reading The Power of Love
Developing kindness in the workplace is a little different than being nice. We can find workplaces where individuals are friendly, pleasant to visitors, and courteous when needed. However, living within these cultures and climates can be very different when the curtain is pulled back to see reality. Do you want nice or kindness in your … Continue reading Kindness
We can find something to celebrate every day! The solution to the problem of negative effects is positive actions! If you want to turn problem frowns into solution smiles, find things to celebrate! My husband, Zeke, celebrates his birthday this week. He thinks we should celebrate every day, so we will! Why not! To prepare … Continue reading Celebrate Each Day! How?
Teaching together in a school can be great, or it can be a very challenging situation. Teacher collaboration occurs when members of a learning community work together to increase student learning and achievement. What happens when you have a few who do not want to go along with the team? There could be a few … Continue reading Teaching Together
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
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
"The miracle is not that we do the work, but that we are happy to do it.”-Mother Teresa Leaders provide lots of information, data, strategies, and models for success. As a leader, you have attended workshops, webinars, read books, and researched all of the knowledge of “what works” to achieve success. Still, after all of … Continue reading Critical piece
As a leader, especially during this time, the importance of “what we do,” “how we do it,” and “why we do it” are critical questions to ask. We have asked them before, but how does it help us to answer the biggest question of all? What matters most? “Mother Norman, I am so sorry for … Continue reading What Matters Most?