Agenda Format for Guaranteed Awesome Meetings

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Guaranteed Awesome Meetings Follow these tips for effective meetings I can guarantee awesome meetings today.  If you commit to becoming familiar with these ideas you will run awesome meetings: Parkinson’s Law, agenda format, and The Advantage. Parkinson’s Law Boundaries for your agenda format Earlier this year I stumbled across the idea of Parkinson’s Law somewhere on the […]

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How to Improve Time Management at Work

time management at work

Why Time Management is Important at Work Time management skills in the workplace are incredibly important to school leaders that want to make a big impact.  The best time management tool that I’ve ever come across is not sexy, it’s plain and often overlooked. Key leaders should only do what they are able to do […]

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2 How to Manage Email: 3 Tips for Email Efficiency

Email Efficiency

Email Efficiency Tips Stop checking your email. Well, maybe not entirely, but for the most part. Email is an efficient way of communicating. It is equally efficient in destroying school leaders’ productivity. The Truth about the E-Overload We do it to ourselves … Email in my view is an enormous waste of time. At this point […]

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2 5 Best Hiring Practices

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Hiring Teachers The good, the bad, & the ugly Over the years, I’ve seen some really bad teachers hired. It’s almost embarrassing because they are clearly unhappy and so were the students. I won’t even get started on how the parents feel. As leaders in education with hiring authority, we have a responsibility to our […]

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Take Off the Mask

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School Leaders … A Challenge: Be authentic School leaders today I challenge you to take off the mask if you haven’t already done so. You don’t have to be someone else to be an effective school leader. Click to Tweet A lot of us wear masks to work, at home, in the gym, attempting to be someone […]

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Parenting and Leadership a Father’s Day Reflection

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Parenting and Leadership Go Hand-in-Hand What I learned about fathers and leadership from Bill Hybels Yesterday Bill Hybels shared a message on lessons he learned about being a parent from his father.  This message was specifically designed to celebrate dads on Father’s Day.  I couldn’t help but make the connections between parenting and leadership as Bill […]

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6 When You Are Wrong

When you are wrong

School Leaders – Do You Know When You Are Wrong? Is it time to apologize? Recently, I wrote about how people often move to silence or violence in crucial conversations, especially when discussing accountability. What is your default (silence or violence) when you see that you aren’t making much progress in an important conversation?  Mine is violence. […]

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