Scenario Planning & Plan B

Leadership:  Scenario Planning and Plan B Life, John Lennon indicates, is what happens when we are making other plans.  Man plans, God laughs.  – Jewish adage Yes, we have already experienced a long, long list of things we never saw coming in the first six months of 2020: impeachment, pandemic, school campuses closed, sports cancelled,…

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Teachable Point of View

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True North – Your Teachable Point of View What do you say when you don’t know what to say? One of the best leadership hacks is knowing your north star – the compass you steer by.  What are your core values?  What will remain stable no matter what?  Choose your words carefully … and then…

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Leadership Hacks to Keep Equity Front and Center

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Equity Hacks The COVID crisis stretches each of us as we seek to operate safely and stay focused on learning/equity.  As I listen to colleagues – sitting superintendents across dozens of districts – I hear major concerns about the incredible detail of logistics and management.  And for good reason. At the same time, racial justice…

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Review – Years That Matter Most

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Review … The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us By Paul Tough Getting into, affording, and completing college has become a full-time professional contact sport. You snooze, you lose. Big data, popularized by the book Moneyball, transformed much of professional sports. Now, no surprise, colleges use big data to decide…

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More Books

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More … from my bookshelf Some binge reading this month: three books on the American Revolution; three books by John Kotter; some racial justice reading and some beach reads. Each with a brief note about what I found compelling. EQUITY How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi  | Aug 13, 2019 Compelling book about racism that…

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