The Sawyer and the Saw

It’s the Holiday Season, and I hope you’re spending quality time with the family (and getting some rest as well). To illustrate the importance of down time here’s the short parable titled, “The Sawyer and the Saw.” You may have heard it already, but we all need a reminder from time to time. Walking through […]

Strengthening Union and Administration Relationships

Our book, Reviving Professional Learning Communities: Strength through diversity, conflict, teamwork, and structure, will be available December 16, 2012. Sprinkled throughout are 32 practical strategies to move collaboration from theory to practice. Below is an excerpt from Chapter 5: Strategies for Standpoint. You can Pre-Order the book now by visiting tinyurl.com/9tarmwc. STANDPOINT STRATEGY 7: STRENGTHEN UNION AND ADMINISTRATION […]

Rethinking your own leadership

The success of your organization or workplace, as you already know, begins with you! Over the next couple of weeks your challenge is to be brutally honest with yourself by constantly reflecting on these questions: Is my leadership, more often than not, aligned with traditional, autocratic approaches or would others describe me as participative and […]