Leadership 365: Want Growth? Discover the Power of Habit

The Power of Habit.  Charles Duhigg’s book about habits shares insights on how to develop positive habits and how to break those you have deemed less than productive.   As a school leader, there is much to gain from Duhigg’s work.  If you can better understand people’s habits, you can better shape their environment to leadContinue reading “Leadership 365: Want Growth? Discover the Power of Habit”

Built-In Growth Mindset: Don’t Miss It!

We all want to work with people who have a growth mindset… those who are willing to try new things, not afraid to fail, and most importantly, enjoy the process of learning and growth.  As we’ve read in Carol Dweck’s work, those individuals who approach life with a fixed mindset are a great challenge toContinue reading “Built-In Growth Mindset: Don’t Miss It!”

Success Takes Time and Hard Work: Lessons from “Hamilton”

Lin-Manuel Miranda brought history and hip-hop together in the masterpiece Broadway musical, “Hamilton,” the story of Alexander Hamilton and his under-appreciated contributions to our nation. The production’s diverse cast reflects who we are as a nation today, while telling the story of Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Hamilton and Washington.  The show resonates with many people, but particularly students,Continue reading “Success Takes Time and Hard Work: Lessons from “Hamilton””

What is the one thing you want your teachers thinking about after their first day?

You’ve been planning all summer for the next school year.  Developing duty rosters, setting instructional schedules, getting everything ready. The most important thing as the principal you will do for the new year is set the tone.  You’ll do that even before the teachers return.   The communications you send them will either get them excitedContinue reading “What is the one thing you want your teachers thinking about after their first day?”

The Secret to Success

The Secret to Success: It’s not what people think. “Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.” Amos Bronson Alcot   As you complete your planning for the upcoming school year, you know that there are many challenges as we continue to undergo fundamental transformation in the worldContinue reading “The Secret to Success”

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