Anything that happens to me today is in my best interest and it is an opportunity for me to learn and grow.--Joshua Medcalf I have faith that our experiences prepare us for the future; experiences provide the biggest opportunity to connect and grow; experiences allow us to reframe our perspective; experiences are the key to … Continue reading Grateful in the Moment
Belief and Behavior
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.--Zig Ziglar As I begin to wrap up this year-long journey of writing about leading with L.E.S.S., there are a few important concepts that must be discussed when we … Continue reading Belief and Behavior
Forever is composed of nows.--Emily Dickinson Today is the most important day of your life. Every past and future moment was- or will be- at one time, a present moment. Too often we can get lost in worrying about the past or focusing on the future. I wish I would have done that differently…I should … Continue reading Moments
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.--Sam Keen If you know me, you know that I like things to be a particular way. From keeping things on my desk at a 90-degree angle to everything else, or in the standard of work I … Continue reading Perfectly Imperfect
Attitude Matters Most
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”--Maya Angelou If I asked you to stop and make a list of the five biggest problems you are dealing with right now, what would you write? Go ahead and take some time to think about it, and make your list. … Continue reading Attitude Matters Most
"If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you behave."--Fulton Sheen What you believe drives your behavior; how you behave tells you what you believe. As leaders in our schools, this concept is vital. As I continue to write about leading with L.E.S.S. and focus on “Self”; we have to … Continue reading The Gap
Care For Who?
Ask yourself what is important, and then have the wisdom and courage to build your life around your answer.-Lee Jampolsky The following is a great activity to measure our priorities. So, before I go on in this post, I want you to do the following activity. Grab a piece of paper and make a list … Continue reading Care For Who?
Much To Do
It’s not enough to be busy...The question is: what are we busy about?--Henry David Thoreau Growing up my father taught me that most of the things we have to do in our lives fall into three “to do” categories. He classifies daily task into three categories: things we “have to do,” “ought to do,” and … Continue reading Much To Do
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.– John Steinbeck As I continue the journey through Leading with L.E.S.S., I have come to the last, and most important part. YOU! The last S in the acronym L.E.S.S. stands for SELF. As educators, our role is not just to impart knowledge … Continue reading SELF
“Leaders volunteer to go first into danger. Their willingness to sacrifice for us is the reason we're inspired to follow.”-- Simon Sinek I recently found myself rereading a story about Roger Bannister, the first person to run under a four minute mile. Up until the moment that that particular time barrier was finally broken, the … Continue reading Go First