I really believe that tomorrow belongs to those that can collaborate and create in concert. I don’t believe that for an effective collaboration to exist that everyone will have the same high level of commitment to every decision or action. Yet, I do believe that as people work together there are times when a individual
How a leader shows up matters. What a leader believes matters. The leader’s ‘frame’ makes a difference. Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader in their book: Appreciative Leadership help leaders to develop their skills and attitudes related to helping to bring about positive systemic change. The following four attributes are those common to leaders
Think about how you can work better with others. Then work better with others. Collaboration is a good thing! Here is what some other people think about collaboration: 1. “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin 2.
Influential leaders are effective communicators! Knowing your audience is a basic pillar for successful communicators. When a superintendent wants to connect directly with students – it may be time to be creative. Anthony Habra is a superintendent of Rudyard Area Schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Rudyard is a district of 900 students. Tony wanted to
I am a gardener. I spend time with seeds and the dynamics of seeds. I have learned some thing s about seeds. Not all seeds planted will germinate. Not all that germinate will survive. Not all of the eatable food that may be produced will be eaten by humans – ground hogs, deer, rabbits, racoons,etc.
In our families, at work, in our communities, in the state and/or nation and globally there are issues. Will have enough food, water, energy, educational opportunities? Will our family, work place, and the people of our community, state, nation and world be able to be part of positive change? Can the future be an improvement
Ron Heifetz, Alexander Grashow, and Marty Linsky in their book The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (2009, Harvard Business Press) write about adaptive leadership. Their definition: Adaptive leadership is the practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive (page 14) sounds like the kind of
For optimal learning to transpire schools must be safe places. As leaders we are responsible for “safety” above other missions. How do you feel about being responsible for school safety as it relates to bullying and specifically – cyber-bullying? Let’s think about what schools can do to be intentional about being environments safe from bullying.
When people gather whether it is to help: a school district that wants to figure out how best to use their technology resources, a state or region wanting to improve the environmental quality of its ground water, or nonprofit wanting to effectively reduce bullying among young people across the nation – the people coming together