Entries by Dan Hickey

Monday Moanin Thoughts #288 Take A Pulse Check, What Kind Of Tension Is In Your Organization?

Good morning and happy Monday Moanin to all of you. Many authors agree that successful organizations and teams need a healthy tension to be productive. My definition of healthy tension is an organization rooted in a collaborative climate. Some examples include staff engaging in discussions about instruction, learning,  growth and possible changes in how individuals teach […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #287 Are You Delegating Or Abdicating?

Welcome to the first MMT of February, 2018. I am writing this on a snowy, windy, frigid Super Bowl Sunday in Michigan. Over the past few weeks I have had conversations with many central office and building administrators about several topics including, how can they improve their effectiveness. During one of these discussions I raised […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts # 282 What Is Your Word For 2018?

Welcome to the first Monday Moanin of 2018 and Happy New Year.  Celebrating a new year is the perfect time to reflect and make resolutions.  Many people, including myself find resolutions near impossible to achieve and maintain. I agree with author Jon Gordon who suggests picking one word to focus on throughout the year. As […]