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!”

What to do? According to data?

In every organization, data-driven decision-making was and is a phrase repeated often. Sitting around a big conference table, I can recall talking about the stacks and stacks of data collected by an individual for us to utilize. However, we all looked at each other with a huh what. Data-rich and information poor, why are weContinue reading “What to do? According to data?”

Decisions-How do they look?

When we make decisions, do you think about how they impact your health? Depending on your position and the level of decisions you make, it is not just the impact on yourself at risk. Leaders have to lead. Decisions have to be made. What are the ways, strategies, and thoughts in decision-making? It is easyContinue reading “Decisions-How do they look?”

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”

Lead by Example

When you see leadership quotes and inspirational sayings, do they make you pause for a moment to think, or do you pass on by? Do you think about who is making these statements and if there are any truths to back them up? Lead by example is something I think we have all heard forContinue reading “Lead by Example”

Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools and Beyond

The Case of Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools By Sean Slade and Alyssa Gallagher Jul 7, 2021 @https://www.edsurge.com A great piece to read! They list the benefits of messy leadership as follows: Messy Leadership has many benefits:  Multiplying Perspective – in short taking the broader view of an issue and of the potential outcomes. ItContinue reading “Embracing Messy Leadership in Schools and Beyond”

In your absence….

What happens when the leader is gone? Do you lead so that it does not matter if you are present or not, the work is completed? My sister told me a story about how the staff was happy when their boss left for a few weeks on medical leave. The feel of the building changed,Continue reading “In your absence….”

Wednesday Wonders…

The final school bell for 2021 has rung for most of our students. Students have their final report cards but do we wonder how all of our schools did? What about education? How did all of the students across our nation do in 2021? How did the schools and districts do for our students? TheContinue reading “Wednesday Wonders…”

Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom

Below is a great article to read as you think about solutions for your schools moving forward. Often in school improvement efforts, the time has been a talking point and added to programs with promises of improvements. Time is a very fragile element we have limited control over. Additional time is not the solution alone.Continue reading “Time matters..Wednesday Wisdom”

Why? This is a question I ask daily

I keep myself sheltered as much as possible from daily negativity. It is never good for anyone’s health to keep negative influences in your life daily. However, it would help if you kept yourself informed of current events to support others and yourself. Statistics of the number of violent incidents, shootings, and crimes are onContinue reading “Why? This is a question I ask daily”