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How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership?

How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership?

(Originally posed on DCulberhouse.) By David Culberhouse How Do You IGNITE Your Leadership? Burn your bridges… Or Burn your boats… Two very different ways that leaders create and ignite influence in their organizations and with those they lead. One leaves you with an isolated feeling, while the other has a collaborative tinge to it.  And […]

Redefining Time – Prioritize for Effectiveness – Dan Fowler

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(Originally posted on Habits of Reflective School Leadership.) By Dan Fowler As school leaders, we constantly find ourselves trying to work more efficiently by multi-tasking the many responsibilities that consume the time in our day.  We conduct classroom walk-throughs, manage discipline, respond to email, police the lunchroom, and the list of “to dos” goes on. […]

Smarter & Harder – Amy Heavin

Smarter & Harder  – Amy Heavin

(Originally posted on Leading Inspired.) During a workshop a few years ago, it was shared that we, as educators, need to work smarter, not harder. I took this phrase to heart, because I always felt I was working so hard, spinning my wheels, and it was time for me to get smarter about the work […]

Embrace a Mistake – Amy Heavin

Embrace a Mistake  – Amy Heavin

(Originally posted on Leading Inspired.) We’ve all heard the quote by Vince Lombardi, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”   Every moment is a learning experience. Mistakes are no different. We all make mistakes. We are human – it is bound to happen. If we are not willing to […]

The Most Dangerous Phrase in Education – Bethany Hill

The Most Dangerous Phrase in Education – Bethany Hill

(Originally posted on Communicate, Coach, Care: The Central Purpose.) WARNING!!!! You are about to be exposed to a highly dangerous and contagious phrase. These words, when used together in a sentence, can be toxic to others, and cause damage that can take years to repair. Hold your breath, grit your teeth, and read the phrase […]

What Can We Accomplish Together? – William D. Parker

What Can We Accomplish Together? – William D. Parker

(Originally posted on Principal Matters.) By William D. Parker The European Space Agency’s historical comet landing of the space craft Rosetta last week has my head spinning. First of all, imagine organizing a team of scientists and space engineers who design and launch a space craft with the goal of intersecting with a comet 500 […]