This is a lesson. If you’re guessin’ and if you’re borrowin’ Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin’ The Leader. Rakim, “Follow the Leader” Leadership has always been about being reflective, innovative, and pushing people out of their comfort zones. There are multiple needles to move to create a school that is vibrant, connected,Continue reading “7 Techniques For Principals To Move The Needle Now”
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”
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”
Principle #28: Confront the elephant in the room and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Soundscape: Wake Up by John Legend and the Roots There is an elephant in the room and it needs to be acknowledged. We tend to ignore things that make us uncomfortable. There are conversations with friends, family, and coworkers that needContinue reading “The Elephant in the Room”
Principle 24: Discover your inner genius and create opportunities for those around you to discover and unleash their own unique form of genius. Move beyond the archaic ideas about what genius looks like in the 21st century. Soundscape: Desire by Pharoah Monch The word ‘genius’ originated in ancient Rome and initially was applied to allContinue reading “The Notion of Genius”
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