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”

How The School Year Concludes? It’s Up to You

You are working hard to keep everyone focused on instruction, but it seems that the distractions of your time are growing even larger.  There are observations and evaluations to complete.  Testing is about to begin.  It’s also the start of the hiring season.  By the way, there is also a full slate afternoon and evening events thatContinue reading “How The School Year Concludes? It’s Up to You”

Leadership: Working On Balance

Our most effective principals are able to bring balance to the school community while maintaining balance themselves.  Sounds easy?  Not so much. As we continue to seek ways for principals, assistant principals, and teachers to be successful in their important work, its critical that, just as we look at the “whole student,” that we alsoContinue reading “Leadership: Working On Balance”

When Principals Have Adequate Support Schools Are More Effective

There are several reasons why some principals are successful and some struggle. The previous week’s blog posts have explored the first seven of those reasons; we conclude this series by looking at an area that ought to be a strength for all principals. The job of principal is complex, multi-tiered, fast-paced, quickly-changing and often exhausting.  Despite itContinue reading “When Principals Have Adequate Support Schools Are More Effective”

When You’re Out of Balance, Leadership is a Struggle

Steady.  Calm, cool, and collected.  Doesn’t get flustered.  Grace under pressure.  Ice water in the veins.  Keeps it together. There are a lot of things that people expect from their principal, but among the top things on the list is the ability to exhibit steady leadership even when things are stressful.  The principal has an enormous influenceContinue reading “When You’re Out of Balance, Leadership is a Struggle”

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