Agile and Adaptive Leadership

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Excerpts:  Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace by John C. Maxwell  | Feb 5, 2019 Adapt to survive and thrive Perhaps at no other time in recent history has adaptability been more important than it is now.  – John Maxwell Maxwell shares 11 essential changes—leadershifts—for adapting our leadership to the future. The top three leadership…

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Books: Leadership Renewal, Equity, & Best Sellers

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More from my bookshelf on Leadership Renewal – January 2021 The top reads for 2020 was the most popular blog last month.  So this month, the MORE segment has three parts: Recent Reads (for me anyway) Leadership Renewal: Personal Renewal … and Organizational Renewal Should you ever want a recommendation let me know.  200 reads…

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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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More Books

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More from my bookshelf – November 2020 The list this month touches on equity, history, and lots of leadership. Equity Caste (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson  | Sold by: Random House LLC  | Aug 4, 2020 Compares “caste” in India, the U.S., and Nazi Germany – noting the parallels and unpacking what it is and…

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The Power of a Positive Team

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Excerpts from The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great We are better together. No one creates success alone. We all need a team to be successful. Those are the opening words in The Power of a Positive Team by Jon Gordon. Jon is a great storyteller, and…

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Just Schools – a review

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A Review – Just Schools: building equitable collaborations with families and communities Author: Ann M. Ishimaru, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington College of Education. Equitable Collaboration To oversimplify, parent collaboration improves school climate, equity, sustainability, and achievement. Chicago schools with high levels of collaboration were 6 to…

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More Books and Lessons to Lead By

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More from my bookshelf – October 2020 Looking Ahead: A shorter list this month that touches on marketing, history, and equity, along with values and virtues.  Hopeful ideas to lead by.  I’ll spare you the political exposés and thrillers. And a bonus section, Lessons to Lead By, from Robert Iger’s book, Ride of a Lifetime.…

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Review: Opportunity for ALL

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Bookshelf  Review of:  Opportunity for ALL: a framework for quality and equality in education By Jennifer A. O’Day and Marshall S. Smith. I was eager to read this book These authors were instrumental in state reform movements 30 years ago and I wanted to know what they had learned since then.  It turns out they…

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More books … leadership, equity, district improvement …

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More from my bookshelf More books: District improvement, equity biography, leadership, history, & human spirit – with brief comments on each: District Improvement: How Schools Work: An Inside Account of Failure and Success from One of the Nation’s Longest-Serving Secretaries of Education By Arne Duncan Former Secretary of Education tells well the story of improving…

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