Leadership, an enigmatic concept that has captivated human beings for centuries, continues to be a subject of intrigue and exploration. Countless books, studies, and theories have attempted to decipher the character elements that define effective leadership. Yet, with each passing year, new questions arise, signaling an unending quest for solutions and answers. The eternal search … Continue reading Unveiling the Essence of Effective Leadership-Summer Sun Shines Solutions
Planting the Garden of Leadership
Have you ever thought of Leadership like a garden? March 21st marks the first day of Spring, the signal to all of us to prepare for the season ahead. Many begin the season with a little “Spring Cleaning,” and some start to prepare for beautiful flowers and vegetables growing in the gardens we will see … Continue reading Planting the Garden of Leadership
Mission and Motivation
As educators, the first thing we establish is the vision and the mission. We need to understand the how to motivate staff and students to accomplish them but especially teaching and learning. How can we help students encourage themselves to learn? Content and crucial academic skills can be provided to students but are unlearned if … Continue reading Mission and Motivation
I missed the bus! Can I jump on your bandwagon?
I missed the bus is a phrase referring to being too slow to take advantage of an opportunity. In education, it was an excuse for being late to school, like the video attached to the word bus from 1992. Have you ever used that phrase? Jumping on the bandwagon is another phrase used to join … Continue reading I missed the bus! Can I jump on your bandwagon?
Efficacy is a word we hear a great deal. Do we understand what it means in its various uses? Efficacy is the ability to perform a task to an expected degree or satisfaction; being successful in producing an intended result or effectiveness. Providing ourselves with a basic understanding of the definition helps guide us when … Continue reading Efficacy
We can only achieve the outcomes we desire if the priorities we identify address the root of the problems preventing growth. This can only happen if the right priorities are addressed. Gather information, analyze and move past just identification. In education, I know we often stop at just symptoms. In other organizations and companies, I … Continue reading Root Causes
Focus on Improvement-Friday
When we think about the improvement process a vision of binders appears with bullet points, goals, documents, graphs, data, charts and the list goes on. Stop ⛔ Think about focusing on improving one day at a time. At the end of the day, reflect. Now, what can you do tomorrow to be better than today? … Continue reading Focus on Improvement-Friday
Tuesday tasks, to-do lists-Goals
During my career, I had many opportunities to learn from others and evaluate my daily efforts. It was the work with the Wallace Foundation that helped to point out to me how you can take control of the day or let the day control you. It is great to have a to-do list of things … Continue reading Tuesday tasks, to-do lists-Goals
STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building
Robyn R. Jackson is the author of this great new book from ASCD! In this book, you'll learn how to use her Buildership Model™ to escape the "school improvement hamster wheel". Embark on creating the school your students and teachers deserve. It involves a few simple shifts in how your approach. As leaders, we always … Continue reading STOP ⛔ Leading….Start Building
#Bethesolutiondaily Are your gears turning? What gears am I talking about? As a child, you may have heard; I can see those gears turning. We know they were referring to our thinking ability. I may be showing my age! I am hoping someone has heard it! In my husband's business, it means those big motors … Continue reading Gears turning