How to Move Your Mindset

Basically every school leader I know reports that they love their job and find it to be immensely rewarding. Many of those same leaders also report frequently finding themselves in survival mode at work. There is so much coming at you every day. You have all of your...

You Need a Leadership Tribe!

We deal with a lot of crazy situations as leaders. They often involve confidential information, which means we can’t talk about it with any objective friends or colleagues. So instead  we sit alone with the worry, frustration, guilt, exasperation, and confusion...

Make a Plan and Leap into 2017!

“How do you move forward when you are always in the middle of putting out fires?” The stressed out leader was at the end of her rope and she finally reached out to me for help. She described the litany of little (and not-so-little) issues that erupt regularly at her...

Why Your School Needs a 72-Hour Kit

  Recently a school leader I work with called me to ask about emergency planning. She told me that her school had been placed on lockdown because a nearby bank was robbed. The lockdown lasted several hours and prevented food delivery from accessing the school to...