Tag: #TuesdayTalk

Voice vs. Ear and Brain vs. Heart

Speaking Voice-Listening Ear “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~ Ernest Hemingway One of the best ways to build a positive image of your school, district, business, and organization or a negative one is how you communicate. Websites provide others the opportunity to evaluate you. If this page is outdated, not easy to … Continue reading Voice vs. Ear and Brain vs. Heart

Expectations for Educational Leaders

What are the expectations for educational leaders? Most likely, the four listed above made your list, but what other expectations identify the good to the great? Many outstanding leaders I have known have had high expectations. If the expectations are set high for self, staff, and students, the school will soar with success. Building strong … Continue reading Expectations for Educational Leaders

Thick and Thin Skin in Leadership

“You need to be thick-skinned to work around here!” What does that mean? Have you heard the term “thick-skinned”? When people made fun of me, and I complained to adults. They would tell me you need to be “thick-skinned,” meaning you must learn to take the name calling, insults, and criticism. As adults, we still … Continue reading Thick and Thin Skin in Leadership

Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!

Two Rules has been my focus for over two decades of education. One of those rules is Safety. We cannot just talk about it; we must model and provide it. How? As schools, we have crisis plans, emergency drills, and active shooter drills. I want to share information with you from research conducted about these … Continue reading Talk Safety, Model it and Provide it!

Assumption to Assurances in the workplace

Over the past few years, our world has experienced uncertainty. We have been through a global pandemic leading us into a world of the unknown and many assumptions. How can we turn our homes, workplaces, and communities from assumptions to assurances? What will it take for us to lead out of the crisis we continue … Continue reading Assumption to Assurances in the workplace

Fill up your cup with Authority

One of the best ways to help yourself and others is to enrich your use of vocabulary intentionally daily. I have always practiced adding a word to our vocabulary in the classroom and with my grandchildren now. Words do not have to be extravagant or flamboyant to be selected to add to your list. You … Continue reading Fill up your cup with Authority