Help! I’m Working All the Time And Not Getting Anywhere!

If you’re working long hours every day, taking work home every night, spending lots of your weekend doing emails and paperwork, and always feeling like you’re running behind, rest assured you’re not the only one. Just because others are doing it doesn’t make it any less damaging to you as a leader.  At this timeContinue reading “Help! I’m Working All the Time And Not Getting Anywhere!”

Stress Is Real. You Can Do Something About It.

What a great group we had today at the GAEL Summer Conference.  Over 60 people crammed into a breakout session room to talk about … stress. The interest in stress management (particularly at the least-stressful spot on the calendar) speaks volumes, but so do the results of our audience poll. As you see above, 88% ofContinue reading “Stress Is Real. You Can Do Something About It.”

Lessons for Principals: What Two Weeks Away From Social Media Taught Me

Well, I failed. I set out 2017 with a goal of #Leadership365, my aspirational quest to write something of value for school leaders every single day of the year. “They” say that if you can make something a habit, it becomes a part of your life and you’re able to more readily do it.  Many researchContinue reading “Lessons for Principals: What Two Weeks Away From Social Media Taught Me”

But Seriously, Are You Enjoying Being The Principal?

Just finished watching Ron Howard’s documentary on the touring history of The Beatles, titled “Eight Days A Week:  The Touring Years.”  (If you like music, documentaries or if you’ve ever heard of the Beatles you might enjoy watching).  It takes you from the beginning of their playing days in Liverpool and features the iconic arrival toContinue reading “But Seriously, Are You Enjoying Being The Principal?”

You Are Either in Growth or Decline: Which?

Out of all of the things that require your attention as a school leader, the one that usually gets what’s leftover is ‘you.’  That’s something, unfortunately that you really can’t afford to ignore.  You are either in growth or decline.  If you lack commitment and intentionality in your personal and professional growth, you will get stuck whereContinue reading “You Are Either in Growth or Decline: Which?”

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