Competencies for Success

I recently came across this list of essential competences for leaders. It was shared with me by my boss, Shaun Nelms. It comes from the research on what it takes to effectively turn around a school or school system. I thought it was incredibly clear and worth passing along. Driving for Results — the turnaround … Continue reading Competencies for Success

Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

I just finished a great book called Change Leader by Michael Fullan.  Below you will find an overview of the book.  If yoga re interested in reading the full summary click here. Premise of the Book: Learning to lead change is best done be practice and not theory. “practice, especially deliberative practice, drives better practice. Practice … Continue reading Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

One Grip Higher: Prison vs Education

If you want to get One Grip Higher, follow don't be like Washington State. Consider the implications of the following tweet by @Alliance4Ed from earlier this week. "Ponder these WA stats: Annual expenditure per prisoner: $34,452. Annual expenditure per public school pupil: $7,984." That is a terrifying statistic! That is a ratio of over 4:1 … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Prison vs Education

Which Story are You?

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds. Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of a fact collector as well as their own. Three-story minds idealize, imagine, predict - their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight! ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes