Monthly Archives: November 2015

What would ___ do? Finding yourself through your heroes.

Musicians often suffer from stage fright, and I am no exception. Any split-second decision that you make on stage can have repercussions for other members of the group, and might even impact your ability to complete the performance. In grad school, … Continue reading

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Professionalism

So often educators forget that we are seen; we are “on stage” each and every day which makes it so easy to forget throughout our day to day activities. The way we speak, the words we use, the manner in which we … Continue reading

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Take a Seat….Make a Friend

As I was perusing social media today, I came across this interesting video.  It immediately had me thinking of the many roles of an authentic leader.  I also began to think about the opportunity in which we take on a … Continue reading

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The Elephant In The Room

As teachers, we have all had experiences with an “elephant in the room.” Often it’s tension between teachers and administrators over a new directive being handed down. But sometimes it’s tension between two teachers that don’t see eye to eye on … Continue reading

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Were you born to lead?

When did you realize that you were a born leader? Even before I knew I was leading it was happening. I would be at church and I would be asked to lead the morning worship. I would be at a … Continue reading

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Introverts in Leadership

“Western societies, in particular the U.S., have always favored the man of action over the man of contemplation”- Susan Cain An introvert is defined as a person who gets their energy from being alone, in contrast to an extrovert who … Continue reading

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Passing the Baton

My church is currently experiencing a transition in leadership. Our new senior pastor was recently affirmed and will be officially taking over in January. In the weeks since he has been affirmed, Pastor Shane Schlesman has been speaking on the importance … Continue reading

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