Happy mid September 2017 Monday Moanin to all of you. Back in January 2017, I wrote about what was going to be my one word to guide my professional work and personal life for the new year. I borrowed the idea from Jon Gordon and others by adopting one word instead of more ambitious resolutions […]
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Happy Monday Moanin to all of you on this beautiful , crisp Michigan September morning. A big shout out to all of the people of Florida and Texas as they deal with the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. You are in my prayers and thoughts, be safe. Today, most schools in the Midwest are in […]
Today’s Monday Moanin Thoughts is especially challenging because it signals the end of summer for many of you. It is also Labor Day 2017. A day when we celebrate working people across America. Even as we celebrate, there are many challenges across our country for workers including unemployment, right to work legislation, living wage issues, […]
Happy beautiful August 2017 Monday Moanin to all of you. For many the 2017-18 school year has already begun or it is about to very soon. As I reflected on my thoughts for this blog, I was reminded of how exhausting this time is for all educators and especially those leading others. There is the […]
Happy first August 2017 Monday Moanin to all of you. Recently I have started to reread The Habitudes Series , by Tim Elmore. His vision is that there are images that form leadership habits and attitudes. Below are five of my favorite quotes taken from the first two books in the series. Refer to them often this […]
Happy final Monday Moanin of July, 2017. This week 120 educators from the tri-county of Detroit will attend the 6th Annual Hickey Leadership Planning Summit. It is during the Summit that participants begin to do some focused planning with their teams for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Every year the Summit begins with an opener. […]
Happy July 2017 Monday Moanin to all of you. Hopefully your pace is slowing a bit and you are enjoying the wonderful summer weather. My topic for today’s MMT is to focusing on a few things to improve your effectiveness as a leader. During the past week I have been reading several articles on leadership […]
Happy July 2017 Monday Moanin to all of you. Since the end of the school year several colleagues have asked me for a recommendation for a book to read this summer. During this past school year, I conducted coaching sessions with several building administrators. Many meetings took place in their offices.
Happy First Monday of July 2017 to all of you. Over the last three months, I tweeted many opinions and quotes from many of the stars of leadership and education. Below are listed my top tweets during that time. Each of them had over 2500 impressions on Twitter. Consider using one of them to guide your […]
Happy June 2017 Monday Moanin to you. Wow , what a beautiful weekend I just experienced in Western Michigan. For the past several years my family and I have been lucky enough to participate in an annual camping weekend. I am not going to lie, I am not Captain of the all camping team. In […]