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!”

How to Tell Your Teachers What You Want Them to Know (In Record Time)

Not enough time. The problem for every principal, particularly at this time of year.  During this season, it’s reasonable for you to be saying that you don’t have enough time for all of the things you want to share with your teachers before school begins.  The truth is, you don’t.  So, what’s next? Many leadersContinue reading “How to Tell Your Teachers What You Want Them to Know (In Record Time)”

What If… You Had More Time? The School Administrator’s Dream

When you are a principal or an assistant principal, you are always facing the challenge of time.  Sometimes the day runs you instead of you running the day.  You can work like crazy all day long, never sit down, only go to the restroom once, eat lunch at 2:00 PM and wonder at the endContinue reading “What If… You Had More Time? The School Administrator’s Dream”

Time Management: The Principal’s Challenge

One of my greatest privileges is to lead groups of principals and assistant principals in professional development.  Part of that experience is the opportunity for our leaders to be together and to share concerns with others who understand where they’re coming from.  When we gather, I often toss out the query, “what is it you’reContinue reading “Time Management: The Principal’s Challenge”

You Really Aren’t Multitasking and If You Were It Would Slow You Down

Welcome back to slow-down Sunday, where Principal-Matters! encourages school leaders everywhere to be their most effective and efficient by using research-based, time-proven strategies to slow it down.  Here’s this week’s installment! Multitasking. If you’re a principal or assistant principal, you’ve heard this one before.  Maybe you’ve even said it.  It’s part of the false archetype ofContinue reading “You Really Aren’t Multitasking and If You Were It Would Slow You Down”

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