Posts filed under: Leadership

Based on the premise of Dan Heath's Upstream, this post examines 3 fictional people. Each handles results of problems instead of preventing them....
In this episode, you learn why October may be your best opportunity for improvement this whole year. See why we call it the "Oasis of October."...
Learn what a "lollipop moment" is all about and how each of us demonstrates leadership and may never know it....
When a good leader moves on, there are big shoes to fill. The good news is that big shoes leave deep tracks. This post is the story of one such leader....
Since earning my doctorate 15 years ago, many people have asked my advice for how to navigate the waters. While people often have horror stories to tell, I must admit, I have none. In fact, the doctorate was the smoothest...
We are nearing the end of summer vacation. In schools everywhere, new people are being hired to replace those who have left. Every business experiences transition. How does the new hire approach the new position, especially if the shoes left...
Recently, an avid reader of this blog contacted me as follows: “…I’ve been appointed a principal for a K-12 school effective this July. I need your help and support. What tips/books/recommendations/magazines/articles do you suggest that I read….that I urgently need...
A fine line separates the topics of time management and leadership. Leadership requires a mastery of one’s time. In the blog All Things Leadership, Kerry Palmer discusses the leadership style of President Harry S. Truman. I think you will find...
Eye on Education has asked several of its authors to weigh in on what principals can do to set the tone for the new school year. My response centered around the initials “VIP.” To read the post on Eye on...
We are almost upon that time in the school year when retirements happen and shoes must be filled by other people. The events of the past week have reminded me of how those entering new positions can handle this situation,...
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