Leadership

Content that enables educators, edleaders, organizations and families to increase capacity, apply a growth mindset and implement what’s next in learning on behalf of those entrusted to them.

Leadership

Good Work: Apology Lesson from a 9 Year Old

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.  Lynn Johnston After a little temper tantrum, my then nine-year-old daughter Katie left a note in a custom made envelope that said, “I am very sorry for the way that I have been acting.  You…

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Good Work: People That Can Do No Other

Jay Kimmelman moved to Africa to launch Bridge Academies I love people that do what they do because they can do no other.  You can see it in their clarity, persistence, and the ability they say no to the BS most of us put up with.  In some…

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Good Work: Living in Community

You have been given a community to nurture and be nurtured by. -Rev. Mike McIntosh  An anniversary like today makes me think about diverse communities living together.  A few years back I went to a school board convention in San Francisco and on the way back to my hotel…

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Why Didn’t Early College Catch Fire?

Ten years ago tomorrow Utah Gov Mike Leavitt and I sat down to breakfast with a small group of reporters to brief them on a plan for a network of six early college high schools.  The briefing was cut short when the governor’s chief of staff whispered in his ear…

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Good Work: Celebrating Second Mile People

 Evil is laziness…love is the antithesis of laziness.   -M. Scott Peck Labor Day is a reminder that all work has dignity and that all workers deserve dignity.  Everyone in this country has the right to an education, to self-expression, and the freedom to contribute both to their personal well-being.  More…

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Good Work: Keeping the Dream Alive

Go see The Help, the movie based on the best selling book by Kathryn Stockett. Watching the film is a fitting way to to mark the anniversary of MLK’s 1963 I Have a Dream Speech.

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Good Work: Night Climbing

Leadership is…establishing where a group of people should go, getting them lined up in that direction and committed to movement, and then energizing them to overcome the inevitable obstacles that they will encounter along the way.

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Good Work: Sentiments of Consideration

Leadership requires empathy at scale and a broad perspective. Certainty is great for execution but the politics of public education are personal and that perspective-building dilog.