Category: <span>Leadership Development</span>

Moving Forward: Healing and Innovating Schools
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Moving Forward: Healing and Innovating Schools

Just the other day, I was sitting in a meeting with a team of teachers and administrators. The theme of our school year has been centered around courage, and we were discussing ways in which we can celebrate this at our end of the year faculty/staff convocation. As we discussed how we wanted to honor...

Sponsorship: A New Imperative For Leaders
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Sponsorship: A New Imperative For Leaders

  by Dorothy Sisneros and Kevin Monaco Impact of the sponsorship Dorothy Sisneros Have you ever been a sponsor or mentor?  Or have you been sponsored or mentored?  Chances are that at this point in your leadership journey, you have experienced one or all of the development opportunities offered by your organization or have hired...

Cultivating a Culture of Courage
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Cultivating a Culture of Courage

As the world returns to in-person work and school, so many conversations are brought into the forefront of public debate. Businesses and organizations have been working to keep up with the recommendations from authorities and professionals. They take into consideration the unique needs, culture, and values of the organization and include dialogue with stakeholders. Over...

To Develop Good Judgment…
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To Develop Good Judgment…

Did you make any decisions for the new year? In our last blog Rory offered a reflective approach using four questions as a guide to help readers act to create a meaningful 2020. In thinking about decisions to act, I came across an interesting article about good judgment [1] by Sir Andrew Likierman. [2] The...

Reflections for a New Year
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Reflections for a New Year

The New Year is a wonderful time of reflection, to think about where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to be. Rather than making resolutions that slip away within a month, how can you use this time to create meaningful and intentional strategies for your professional future? Where am I? The first...

Summit Reflections – Part 1
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Summit Reflections – Part 1

13th Annual Leadership Summit Reconstructing Leadership: Owning Our Power One participant described it this way: “A leadership spa for the soul that provided space for reflection, laughter and tears, commitment to a new way of being, connecting with old and new friends and appreciation for everything that we have.” Situated at the Phoenix Art Museum...

Tip of the Month, November 2019 – Management Tips for Employees who Coast
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Tip of the Month, November 2019 – Management Tips for Employees who Coast

Jill Bachman’s blog article last month addressed the idea of coasting at work from an employee perspective (click here to read).  She described healthy coasting as the need to take a breath as part of a work life cycle and compared it to problematic coasting as an avoidance strategy when the individual is unhappy, burned...

Is it OK to Coast?
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Is it OK to Coast?

Fall has returned. In the breadbasket of the US midwest, it is the time after harvest, time to take a breath and celebrate, reflecting on the productivity of the prior season. . . a time for putting away and “putting up” (canning), an expression of my rural Grandmother’s. There is a similarity between fall and...