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Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek – Leadership Philosophy

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With schools shut down due to the Coronavirus, I found myself with some extra free time on my hands. I decided to catch up on some reading. Instead of looking for a new book, however, I chose to re-read the one book that had the greatest impact on me as a leader. That book is […]

My Assistant Principal Doesn’t Like My Kids – How Facebook Made Me a Better Leader

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I recently took my family to The La Brea Tar Pits Museum in Los Angeles. This was the first time I had been back to the museum in 42 years! I was lucky enough to be part of the 6th grade class that was invited to the museum’s grand opening. Walking through the museum, I […]

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

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“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

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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 […]