Category Archives: Authentic

#920 – Leaders Look at Different Perspectives

Is there only one way to look at things? If you are following the 2012 Presidential Election you are sure to notice, or at least see all of the ads that talk about different views.  You’ll hear candidates say they … Continue reading

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What is your best cliche?

Leadership isn’t about cliches, but what is your favorite? Post a comment to this blog and let’s create our own list of cliches!

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#996 – Can You Admit to Being Wrong

Being wrong isn’t something we all aspire to.  I mean, who sets out to start the day by saying, “I can’t wait to see how wrong I can be today.”  We all wake up, hopefully are working to do our … Continue reading

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US Lags in Math and Science…come on, we’ve got to get better!!

Here’s the latest data…U.S. students are 25th in Math and Science. Rote memorization is beyond a century old. Let’s try something new!!

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Changing a City Through Service – This is the Week!

There is some newfound attention being played to Detroit this week.  Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an article focusing on the new television and movie industry being developed in Michigan.  This week, ABC premiers the new television series, … Continue reading

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Education Lessons from the House of Mouse

On a recent visit to Walt Disney World, something struck me: After spending a week with my family going through the Magic Kingdom and buying all types of items, I wasn’t tired of it. Actually, my wallet was empty, but … Continue reading

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Walking, Talking and Listening

Maybe you believe this as well about yourself and your position, but I think I have the best job in the world. Leading a K-12 school is an amazing opportunity to see the best (most of the time) in people … Continue reading

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Competition!! Is it Bad for Schools

If you start reading this blog by going back to the title, you have to ask yourself, “Don’t we already do that?” I mean, competition within schools happens all of the time. Football, basketball and other athletic contests happen throughout … Continue reading

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It’s ok to make mistakes…isn’t it?

Ok…just a quick pet peeve of mine.  Don’t we all make mistakes?  I mean, is this something new that people aren’t perfect?  From my recollection and deep, intense study, there was only One who was/is perfect and it is Him … Continue reading

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Teaching authenticity to teachers…not always easy

A few months ago I began thinking about ways to teach our strategic plan to school employees.  At the beginning of each school year, I paint a picture of what we hope the school year will be like…our school vision … Continue reading

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