September 29, 2016
School Culture Building-A Century in the Making
Happy 100th birthday, Mathews Elementary!
Last week, under a big green awning, and beaming proudly despite a passing rain storm, Mathews students and staff celebrated their school's 100th birthday. Their fo... Read More
September 2, 2016
It's not the new building. It's not the slick hardware.It's not the powerful software.It's not the inspirational speeches.It's not the important new initiative.It's not the innovative p... Read More
July 1, 2016
How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership
I’m not a schmoozer. It’s not in my nature to chit chat idly or drum up conversation where there is none. I have to work intentionally to connect with... Read More
June 13, 2016
It's an all-too-familiar scene.
Picture it with me.
You're in the grocery store, or coming out of the doctor’s office, or having dinner at a restaurant with the family, or... Read More
April 12, 2016
We all know people who major in the minors. They critique, dissect, cajole, nitpick anything and everything. We also know those people as persistent pains and energy drains. It's even wo... Read More
February 24, 2016
Start with the TP!
I am big on building a positive, trusting, and loving culture in my school. It hurts me when I hear of principals who are micro-managers, dictators, and/or are just focu... Read More
February 15, 2016
Lessons from Ike
I've read this article a few times since I first saw it a couple of years ago. I like to come back to it because humility in leadership is such a... Read More
October 23, 2015
For those who choose the demanding but rewarding path of servant leadership, one of the most challenging tasks we face is to understand the concept of interconnectedness. The most effective... Read More
June 23, 2015
First Impressions on Building an Effective Campus Culture
First impressions set the stage for many different factors
that influence the direction of personal and professional interactions. Campus
culture is built the moment parents, students, faculty, staff, and any... Read More