How to Proceed When the Path is Not Clear

Summer in the north eastern part of the United States this year has seen frequent rainstorms interspersed with long hot sunny days.  The result has been the growth of lush, dense foliage in the forested trails around my house. A few weeks ago I was on a run in a nearby park with Yukon, my … Continue reading How to Proceed When the Path is Not Clear

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10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations

Have you ever had any of the following situations: A friend offends you An employee disrespects you A boss is unreasonably critical of you A neighbor does something to irritate you A co-worker continually disrupts you A family member hurts you If you are like me... and all the other humans on the planet, you probably said yes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Effective Crucial Conversations

A Leadership Quality Framework: 3 Ways to Lift Your Leadership Lid

Anyone who has been in leadership for any length of time has read or heard about John Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The very first "law" on effective leadership is what Maxwell calls "The Law of the Lid".  In short, he argues that your leadership ability is a lid that determines the level of effectiveness … Continue reading A Leadership Quality Framework: 3 Ways to Lift Your Leadership Lid

Great Leaders Choose to Engage Reconciliation – Ezra 8&9

As mentioned in the last "Great Leaders" post, the strongest teams are comprised of the strongest personalities and the most influential people possible.  When I was the principal of Athena High School, I sought to ensure that the my leadership teams included these kinds of people.  I recruited the most influential leaders and educators in … Continue reading Great Leaders Choose to Engage Reconciliation – Ezra 8&9