Monday Moanin Thoughts #307 Opener For 2018 Planning Summit

Happy final Monday Moanin of July, 2018. This week 110 educators from the tri-county of Detroit will attend the 7th Annual Hickey Leadership Planning Summit. It is during the Summit that participants begin to do some focused planning with their teams for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Every year the Summit begins with an opener. I wanted to share part of the opener with you. Please consider using it as a prompt or reflection as you plan your year.

Chris Winfield says that one important, simple shift can change the culture of your organization by Stop Promoting. Start Serving. He writes, ” Promotion is something that happens when you are in a mindset of competing with the next person, business,  or school. It’s something that happens when we think we need to prove ourselves in order to be successful. It’s about comparing your organization and yourself for the purpose of standing out. Instead focus on your responsibility to be of service to others.”

Three questions come to mind.

1. Are you promoting or serving? Reflect on your;

  • Classroom
  • Department or grade level
  • Your school
  • Your district

2. Is there a relationship between promoting and serving?

3. What are you promoting and who are you serving?

Good luck as you begin a new year and that your planning is productive. Have a great week and keep finding the good stuff.

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