Critical piece

“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 ofContinue reading “Critical piece”

What Matters Most?

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 forContinue reading “What Matters Most?”

Cultivating Culture with Gratitude

Many of the posts and articles I have written speak about gratitude. One of the most important aspects of a leader’s responsibility is providing, modeling, and supporting this character trait. Authenticity is the approach to everything you do. The worse thing you can do is to fake your approach to an appreciation for others. ThenContinue reading “Cultivating Culture with Gratitude”

Because I am Happy

Pharrell Williams’s song Happy is great! Tap your foot, clap your hands, smile, and sing along. However, are people happy? Did we forget what it is that makes us happy? How do you define happiness? The dictionary simply defines it as “the state of being happy.” Happiness is that feeling that comes over you whenContinue reading “Because I am Happy”

Obligations, we all have them

Nobody needs to tell you about having obligations; we learn this as a child. We have responsibilities to ourselves, family, community, country, and let’s not leave God out. But when it comes to meeting these obligations, what takes priority? “In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if youContinue reading “Obligations, we all have them”

Pop’in back, Getting to know you!

Relationship building is a priority for every organization during this time. Our world has experienced a great deal of stress, and we continue to have changes made to our daily lives. Bringing fun into the work environment and getting to know those we share time with are helpful in many ways. Building relationships build trust,Continue reading “Pop’in back, Getting to know you!”

Revisit, Reevaluate, and Reimagine

August is here and is always a reminder to me of a new school year. A time when leaders and teachers begin to revisit schedules, procedures, materials, and expectations. Looking over all of these things, we reevaluate what was accomplished in the previous year. Where are we currently with our goals? Where do we wantContinue reading “Revisit, Reevaluate, and Reimagine”

Tuesday Talks and Topics

Topic today: Trauma As you work with others, it is always helpful to have an organized approach for positive results. While being a leader in a school, I knew every minute was valuable. Having a focused plan, a weekly or daily announcement to staff needed to be structured to support our goals and having conversationsContinue reading “Tuesday Talks and Topics”

ABC’s to 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, andContinue reading “ABC’s to Leadership”

Transforming before us

Noise Can 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. Vision Can you see it? Our vision is “clouded” by the distortion of the images presented as we question softly with muffled replies of lies. WeContinue reading “Transforming before us”