School culture building-a century in the making

Thursday, September 29, 2016 School culture building-a century in the making Image

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...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 Magical Image

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...
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How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership

Thursday, June 30, 2016 How to Listen Your Way to Better Leadership Image

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...
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Going Up?

Saturday, June 11, 2016 Going Up? Image

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...
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Monday, April 11, 2016 Persnickety Image

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 worse when they're in charge.

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Start with the TP!

Friday, February 19, 2016 Start with the TP! Image

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 focused on the scores.  I just don’t believe...
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Lessons from Ike

Sunday, February 14, 2016 Lessons from Ike Image

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 hum...
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Monday, October 19, 2015 Interconnectedness Image

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 and influential leaders have developed the abil...
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First Impressions on Building an Effective Campus Culture

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 First Impressions on Building an Effective Campus Culture Image

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 other stakeholders step foot on campus....
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