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 If this page is outdated, not easy to … Continue reading Voice vs. Ear and Brain vs. Heart
There are many choices of hats to wear. What hat do you have on?
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
“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
“I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.” - Seth Godin A circle is a round-shaped figure that has no corners or edges. Have you heard circle used in different ways? When you think about a circle, you visualize the shape in your mind. … Continue reading Circle, It’s not just a shape
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!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”Joshua 1:9 We can see many things around us that can spark fears within us. The world is full of news clips of scary and daunting stories to reach our minds, sending … Continue reading Unspoken Fears
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
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
“This girl is on fireThis girl is on fireShe's walking on fireThis girl is on fire” “Looks like a girl but she's a flameSo bright, she can burn your eyesBetter look the other wayYou can try but you'll never forget her nameShe's on top of the world”-Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire Do you ever … Continue reading On fire! Are you? Who Is?