Steps Toward an Equity Framework

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Racial Equity: Steps Toward a Framework for Learning by Larry Nyland and Kyle Kinoshita Equity is so big it is hard to get your arms around it; indeed you cannot.  One bit of advice is that it is okay to be where you are, but not okay to stay there.  Another bit of advice is…

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Top Reads for 2020

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More from my bookshelf  |  Best of 2020 Here are my top 20 reads for 2020: Four each in Equity, History, Leadership, Education, and Spiritual Growth.  Racial Equity We are at a tipping point in society’s understanding of racial equity. There are many great books telling WHY we need to be concerned, aware, and take…

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Review: Culture Code

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Review: Culture Code Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle Group culture is one of the most powerful forces on the planet. – Daniel Coyle Wow. How is that for a strong opening? Daniel Coyle goes on to describe in hard facts just how much more effective strong cultures are. And…

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Core Values that Grow Strong Cultures

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Growing and Living Core Values Core values are “true north” for navigating in good times, and especially so in tough times. When I arrived in Seattle as superintendent, I found that we met regularly with: a) Small Cabinet: a dozen senior executives; and b) Extended Cabinet: three dozen middle-level leaders. First Effort | Cabinet Norms =…

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Communicating When the Chips are Down

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What to do in the heat of the moment (when you have no idea what to do) Leading in uncertain times calls for different leadership skills. Now is not the time to be large and in charge. Now is the time to be thoughtful, transparent, and in the moment. When the chips are down and…

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