Monday Moanin Thoughts # 127 Focus On These Three Different C’s & Grow

Happy Fall 2014 Monday Moanin. Leadership is a relevant and hot topic. Visit any bookstore or website and you will find several books and blogs filled with opinions of how to improve your organization. After reviewing several authors in preparation for this post, I  decided to focus on three practical and rather unique areas of leadership. As a school leader,  focusing  on a few of these areas will enhance your performance. Have a productive week by being intentional on the following 3 C’s. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #125 5 Phrases To Avoid Using In Schools

Happy Monday Moanin to all of you on this beautiful September Monday. Over the weekend I read a piece written by Debra Auerbach of CareerBuilder. She wrote about certain comments or statements that no one wants to hear around the workplace and should be avoided. Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #126 Try These Strategies-Enhance Your Effectiveness

Happy crisp Michigan Monday Moanin to you. Being a leader in public education is a difficult challenge. There are unfunded mandates, shrinking resources, student learning challenges, new supervisors, active school boards and state legislatures to deal with. These challenges may cause you to lose confidence and act with caution which could negatively impact your role and performance as a leader. Listed below are some strategies  that may be helpful in improving your skills as a leader. Consider focusing on some of these during the next 30 days. In no particular order, here they are : Read more

Monday Moanin Thoughts #124 Focus On Culture As You Begin 2014-15

Happy Monday Moanin on the first Tuesday of September 2014. Today, most schools in the Midwest begin their first week of the  2014-15 school year. Building principals and their staffs have endured several professional learning days in preparation for the opening. As I reflect back on my years as a building principal , I remember  experiencing the first week with students exhausted due to planning and facilitating the opening of  a new year. Read more