Welcome to March 2020 Monday Moanin Thoughts. Hopefully this will be a positive and productive week for you and your staff. Positive and productive are always challenging during the month of March and coming up with an idea or focus for this blog is no different. After some reflection, I am posting five excerpts from […]
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Happy Super Bowl 2020 early edition of Monday Moanin Thoughts. I hope you all are either preparing to watch the festivities or you enjoyed the game, commercials, and half time show. Many authors agree that successful organizations and teams need a healthy tension to be productive. My definition of healthy tension is an organization rooted […]
Welcome to the first Monday and MMT of January, 2020. As you prepare for 2020 consider using a Ken Blanchard suggestion. Blanchard often refers to the following questions; what are you going to start doing, stop doing , and keep doing? Since we are beginning a new year, let’s focus on what you want to […]
Happy chilly December, 2019 Michigan Monday Moanin to all of you. For many a well deserved Holiday break is a few weeks away. This is the time of year where many schools and organizations are conducting food drives that restock food pantries with the essentials. Clothing and blanket collections as well as other initiatives to […]
It is hard to believe that we are a few days away from Thanksgiving 2019. This Holiday arrives at a perfect time. In Michigan, since August students and staff’s have been hitting the school year hard without any time off. The past several weeks have truly been a grind. As a result , it has […]
Happy November 2019 Monday Moanin to all of you. Over the first 10 weeks of the 2010-20 school year, I have met with several building administrators/teams to discuss and have them reflect on how their year is going so far.
Happy last Monday in October 2019 and welcome to a night edition of Monday Moanin Thoughts. A big thank you to my son Paul of Data Driven Design for fixing my website and getting me back on track. A few weekends ago I was with my family in Traverse City for our annual northern Michigan […]
Welcome to the first Monday Moanin of October, 2019 to all of you. It is hard to believe that for most of you the first month of the 2019-20 school year is in the books. Typically the first month of a new year is front loaded with many activities and a fast pace filled with […]
Happy first Monday Moanin of Fall 2019. Leadership is a relevant and hot topic. Visit any online magazine like Flipboard and you will find several articles and blogs filled with opinions of how to build a better organization. After reviewing several authors in preparation for this post, I decided to focus on three practical and […]
Happy Monday Moanin to all of you on this beautiful Michigan September 2019 morning. Today, most schools in the Midwest are in their initial weeks of the 2019-20 school year. Building principals and their staffs have been busy welcoming students and dealing with all of the tasks that go with starting a new year.