Entries by Dan Hickey

Monday Moanin Thoughts #24 Great Leaders Grow Part 5

Happy Monday, for many of us spring break is almost here. Today I will continue with my take aways from the Great Leaders Grow book written by Ken Blanchard with Mark Miller.  Last weeks blog dealt with the first two ideas from the chapter focusing on walking toward wisdom, honest feedback and self evaluation.

Monday Moanin Thoughts #23 Great Leaders Grow Part 4

Wow, another Monday morning as we move towards spring break. I am motivated to share with you the fourth take away from the Blanchard and Miller book, Great Leaders Grow. This week the focus is walk towards wisdom. Blanchard and Miller write , “Wisdom is the application of knowledge, discernment, insight, experience, and judgement to […]

What Is Your Spring Message Going To Be?

This post was published last spring. It includes two messages that were shared  by two principals with their staffs. With spring break rapidly approaching it is important that principals begin to plan a message to share with staff.  Please read the following archived post and get to work on your communication for spring 2012:

Monday Moanin Thoughts #22 Great Leaders Grow Part 3

Happy Monday morning,  I am excited to  continue sharing my take aways from the Blanchard and Miller book Great Leaders Grow. This week the focus is on the third area of GROW, open your world. Blanchard and Millerwrite , “Leaders will add value to their performance if they open up and expand their life and […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #21, Great Leaders Grow Part 2

Happy March, this week I continue to discuss my takeaways from Great Leaders Grow by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller. Last week I shared  ideas from the first letter of the acronym GROW. Be reminded that the  main theme of the book is that leaders have to be wiling to GROW. Blanchard and Miller write that […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #19 Read Ten Minutes A Day

A few years ago a colleague of mine suggested that I read a book Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell. In it Cottrell reflects on eight sessions he had with his mentor. It is a concise read , filled with sound ,insightful leadership principles. In one of the chapters, Cottrell was encouraged  to lead from something his mentor referred […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #16, Keep Improving on the 5 C’s

Leadership is hot topic. Visit any bookstore or website and you will find several models and opinions of how to improve your organization and enhance your skills. After reviewing several authors in preparation for the blog, I have decided to simplify this complex subject. As a school leader,  focus on a few of these areas […]