Insider Scoop.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a superintendent is the continuous learning journey, where I’ve had the privilege of discovering new knowledge and skills that I never knew I needed (such as navigating lawsuits, managing bus routes, and overseeing school construction).  Now, in my role as a coach/consultant, I am honored to continue…

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Navigating Change Successfully: Lessons from ADKAR

Change is a constant in today’s fast-paced world, yet many change efforts fail. Communication is essential for navigating change successfully. The ADKAR change framework is one of the most practical, hands-on approaches I’ve seen. The Challenge Change initiatives often face significant hurdles, and studies show that a large majority fail to achieve their intended outcomes.…

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Make a Movement. Leave a Legacy

Turn Moments into a Movement 5-minute read Leaving a legacy and leading for the future takes more than keeping the lights on – although there are days when that is a true accomplishment! Here are some thoughts about turning great Moments into Momentum and Movement.   13 Ways – and ONE CAVEAT – to Leave a…

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Adaptive Leadership

Adaptive Leadership Our primary task as leaders is to keep hope alive … and keep moving toward our shared vision.  Now, thanks to COVID, we once again (sigh) need to remain agile and adaptive to uncertain times. AND we need our leadership team right there beside us … renewing hope … remaining flexible and help…

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Student Voice

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Know better … Do Better … Listening to Student Voice Want to build back better? Listen to student voice. Students are in class all day every day.  Their wisdom will astound you.  And hopefully change you for the better.   Those are some of the take-aways from this interview with Jenn McDermott, Director of Innovative Initiatives…

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More Books on Leadership, Equity … and a Thriller

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More from my bookshelf – March 2021 More books on leadership, equity, history … and.a thriller Leadership: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick M. Lencioni  | Feb 19, 2020 The shortest book ever.  Do we aspire to BE executives … or DO the hard work of executing?  Do…

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Review – Helping People Change

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Excerpts:  Helping People Change: coaching with compassion for lifelong learning and growth Richard Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, Ellen Van Oosten   Keys to growing high capacity leaders – Larry Kyle Schwartz, a third-grade teacher, suspected there was more to know about her students than their enrollment data or standardized test scores.  To be a truly effective…

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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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