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The Purpose Circle – Creating a More Collaborative Culture in our Schools


“From a motivation perspective, helping others enriches the meaning and purpose of our own lives, showing us that our contributions matter and energizing us to work harder, longer, and smarter.” – Adam Grant Being a school administrator is tough. You have a vision for the school. You have goals and objectives that you want to […]

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 […]

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

The Power of Positive Reinforcement – It’s Biological

I am currently reading David Rock’s book, Quiet Leadership, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite books. Although I’m not finished with it yet, I wanted to share something that I’ve learned from the book. David has done a lot of research on the brain, and how it works, and I’ve found it fascinating. […]

How School Administrators Will Change the World

How School Administrators Will Change the World

I’ve been reading a lot of books about leadership, and a common theme in most, if not all, of the books is that the most successful leaders have a sense of purpose. They have identified WHY they do what they do, and then they communicate that purpose to their teams. If you’ve noticed, I’ve changed […]