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.
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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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
Happy mid February Monday to all of you. My last blog challenged all of us to read ten minutes a day. So, I have taken the challenge and I have been reading Great Leaders Grow by Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller. I am half way through the book and I want to share some of […]
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 […]
There are many schools of thought on building culture and the amount of tension that an organization can handle. Many authors use the terminology healthy tension to describe a successful, productive culture. My interpretation of healthy tension is rooted in a collaborative culture.
For the past several weeks I have had the pleasure to have monthly coaching sessions with several building administrators. These outstanding people are doing great work with their communities. Several of my meetings are conducted in their offices.
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 […]