Where There’s Smoke…

 “I’ve come upon something that disturbs me deeply. … but I have come to believe that we are integrating into a burning house. I’m afraid that America has lost the moral vision she may have had, and I’m afraid that even as we integrate, we are walking into a place that does not understand thatContinue reading “Where There’s Smoke…”

Arguments with Mrs. Collins

When I think of visionary educators, I think of Lucy Craft Laney and Marva Collins.  Both women started their own schools in predominately African-American communities.  Laney opened her school in 1883 in Augusta, Georgia while Collins founded Westside Preparatory School during the same year I was born – 1975. A solid elementary foundation was atContinue reading “Arguments with Mrs. Collins”

The Art of No

Principle 28:  Learn to gracefully say no so that you can say yes when it matters the most.  Prioritize and don’t overcommit…just say  no. Harvard Business Review published an article in 2013 entitled “Nine Practices to Help You Say No”.  One of the best phrases in the article was “know your no”.  Know what thingsContinue reading “The Art of No”