Entries by Dan Hickey

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 […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #15 Be More Effective And Intentional

This is an archived  blog from January 2012. Being a leader in today’s schools is a difficult challenge. There are mandates, shrinking resources, learning gaps, new supervisors,  micro managing school boards, and state legislatures to deal with. These challenges can cause you to act with caution and less confidence which could negatively impact you as […]

Monday Moanin #13 10 Things I Appreciate About Principals

As we approach another Holiday break I wanted to write about what a great job Principals do in leading their buildings and how much I appreciate their efforts. Listed below are the 1o things I appreciate about them. The way they provide recognition of students and staff. How they support and encourage teachers with new […]

Monday Moanin Thoughts #12 Fight Complacency

Within the next couple of weeks, students and staff will be taking some much needed time off to celebrate the holidays with their families. For leaders of organizations this can be a tricky time. Should I relax and cancel my December staff meeting? Should I stop my one on one meetings with staff because of […]