Logic will never change emotion or perception.Edward De Bono We live in a complex world with complex problems. Our educational system is no different. As more mandates and accountability models are forced onto schools we are subject to an environment that is ever-changing. Many times we try to attack these problems with very logical responses. … Continue reading Removing Rational Thinking
I invest in people. I think: people first, projects second.Bruno Zheng Wu People first, everything else second. It is a powerful idea and the first step in loving those you serve. But, what does it really mean to put people first? It is a statement we hear a great deal in leadership, but often find … Continue reading People First
Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you did.C.S. Lewis Love is an action, not just a feeling. It is easy to say you love someone; it is much more difficult to show that love in your daily actions. To be the type of leader (and person) we need … Continue reading LOVE
In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic.Howard Schultz Last post I discussed how … Continue reading What’s On Your List?
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.Steve Jobs Good leaders have strategies, great leaders have a … Continue reading Simple, Not Easy
People will follow a leader with a heart faster than a leader with a title.Craig Groeschel There are two types of authority awarded in leadership. The one that is granted to you by the title of your position and the one that you earn by showing people what you really believe in and value over … Continue reading Why L.E.S.S. is needed
The more you know, the less you need.Yvon Chouinard We are at a time in education, where we try to throw new strategies at every problem; we try to incorporate all the new and best technology; and we are always pursuing ideas that can make our classrooms and schools better. It can be an endless … Continue reading Where to Start
Each year I choose one word to focus on throughout the year; this one word provides some simplicity in focus for a new year. Rather than a resolution that is outcome focused, the one word helps provide clarity through a singular focus point for the year. This year, I plan to focus on L.E.S.S. L.E.S.S. … Continue reading Leading with L.E.S.S.
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety. -Abraham Maslow As we finish 2018 and start into a new year, many begin to think about new year’s resolutions. What will I do this year to become a better me? What area of my life do I want to improve? … Continue reading Choose Your Steps
What is a challenge you face on a daily basis that most everyone has no idea about? The past few weeks have unfortunately reminded me that everyone has an answer to this question. We all struggle. Some of our struggles are big; some are small. Some of our struggles are real; some exist only in … Continue reading Your Challenge