Monthly Archives: April 2016

10 Ways to Make People Feel Powerful

I follow a blog called Leadership Freak and in this blog, Dan Rockwell’s succinct blog posts lay out the do’s and don’ts of leadership. In his post, “10 Ways to Make People Feel Powerful,” he explores the ways in which we … Continue reading

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Motivating the Unmotivated

  During an instructional leadership discussion with my principal, she asked me, “How do I motivate them?” Out of frustration of the increasing number of disenchanted teachers, she sought my opinion on the issue. We’d had several discussions about intrinsic versus extrinsic … Continue reading

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“I” vs. “We” in Leadership

Disclaimer: my intention is not for this post to be political, so I hope it does not come across as such. A friend of mine posted a video on his Facebook this week, and it popped up on my feed. My … Continue reading

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GRIT: Failing as the Key to Success?

The two young men you see below grew up in my church and both display some serious GRIT.  The first was born with no arms and has overcome countless challenges since birth.  The second suffered a debilitating diving accident as a … Continue reading

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Servant leadership: A path to high performance

In this article, servant leadership is characterized by a few distinct traits. The article acknowledges that leaders that exhibit these traits are examples of servant leaders. These traits include leading by example, emotional engagement in their companies, communicating with others, … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution

In Teacher Collaboration:  When Belief Systems Collide Elena Aguilar (2016) shares and discusses ideas that were presented at a workshop she attended on addressing conflict in education.  The presenters at the Learning Forward workshop, Robert Garmston and Jennifer Abrams, stated … Continue reading

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