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Leaders Made Here – Mark Miller


Originally published on GreatLeadersServe.com Who Helps You Make Important Decisions? For thousands of years, wise leaders have assembled people around them to help them make good decisions. This practice can easily be found throughout the pages of history, but it also persists today – among the best leaders. Sometimes those serving in this capacity are […]

Accelerating Expertise

Accelerating Expertise

I was talking to my brother recently about his job. He works as a purchasing agent for a home builder, and he was hoping for a promotion. I asked him about the person who is in the position he wants. “What does he have that you don’t have?” I asked. My brother replied, “Experience. He’s […]

The First Four Questions a New Principal Needs to Answer – Part 2


What do you believe? This is the second question that needs to be answered when entering a new position of leadership. Once you’ve shared who you are, your new team will need to know what you believe. They want to know if they have similar beliefs in common. So you have to be clear on […]

The First Four Questions a New Principal Needs to Answer


At the time of this writing, I am not a principal. I am an assistant principal. It is, however, my goal to serve as a principal some day. I have often wondered what it would be like on that day when I meet my new staff for the first time. What would be my first […]