What is your Intention?

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?”

It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!

Have you ever had a day where nothing seems to go right? How does it make you feel? What do you do to get yourself back on the right track? When I was little, my mom would tell me it was because I got up on the wrong side of the bed. “But yesterday wasContinue reading “It is a no-good, horrible nothing going right kind of day!”

Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!

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 themeContinue reading “Teachers and Leaders, encourage failure!”

Excellent quality-A season for everyone

Seasons change in our lives as well in our years. It happens fast as we get older, and we wake up to a new season we were not prepared for as we open our eyes. Suddenly we look into the mirror and see a reflection we knew from long ago. A face that told usContinue reading “Excellent quality-A season for everyone”

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?”

How are you?

Do you ask this question to others? “Hi Jane, How are you today?” It is a simple question as part of our greeting and not an in-depth question many may need to answer. As schools returned to face to face, businesses are trying to maintain without workers due to no applicants, and companies are tryingContinue reading “How are you?”

Input vs. Output

I have questions about the title of this post. Do you have more input or output in your day? In other words, are you receiving (input) information more than you are producing (output)? What are the sources of the information you receive? Accountability has leaders focused on the source of output and making sure thereContinue reading “Input vs. Output”

Positively Energizing Leadership

Positively Energizing Leadership is a new book out by Kim Cameron. He provides readers with a guided walk through the components of virtuous actions, relationships that create high performance, and the heliotropic effect. This book captures my interest with intriguing arguments, thoughts, and points. I am a positive leader but never classify myself as one.Continue reading “Positively Energizing Leadership”

Stepping stones and stumbling blocks

“Hi Brenda, glad you could be here today for this interview. You have been in your previous district for a long time. I see it is your hometown. Why move? Are you going to use this as just a stepping stone in your career?” Great question. I would ask the same question in your position.Continue reading “Stepping stones and stumbling blocks”