Lead For the Job You Want

In Alberta, we have a document for leaders titled, “The Principal Quality Practice Guideline“, which is meant to share guidelines for effective leadership.  The categories are as follows: Fostering Effective Relationship Embodying Visionary Leadership Leading a Learning Community Providing Instructional… Continue Reading

Empowerment Does Not Happen Without Ownership

Seth Godin shares a nice little story about a bookshop that focuses selling only children’s books, and is surprised when he asks for a popular book and the clerk has never heard of it.  Godin shares his thoughts on whether… Continue Reading

Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind

Almost one year ago to the day, I wrote a post entitled, “5 Questions You Should Ask Your Leader“.  Sylvia Duckworth created the image below to go along with the post: I was reminded of the last question recently, “What… Continue Reading

Maybe Not Tomorrow, but When?

I just read a great post by Alice Keeler, titled “In the Real World“, where she discusses the irony of the idea that schools need to prepare students for the “real world”, yet many of the things that happen in… Continue Reading

Don’t Over Plan Day One

Lately, I have been doing more and more workshops starting with nothing on my agenda.  I have a topic that I suggest we talk about and an idea of what we can work on, but what I have noticed is that… Continue Reading