We’re back to buffalo

We’re taught that lying is bad from an early age.   Yet as adults, it seems that not everyone fully adheres to the principle of honesty and integrity.    The least offensive lie is one that is made in error. A mistake.  Leaving out important facts is often used to commit a lie of omission.  Refusing …

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Self-Care for (School) Leaders (and anyone reading this)

School administrators regularly engage with students, staff and families who are in crisis, are experiencing depression, anxiety or a host of other mental health ailments. However, the pandemic and recent social unrest have secured trauma and mental health a place at the top of the leaderboard.  As a result, it is more important than ever …

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Admit mistakes before someone exaggerates the story.

I’ve learned a ton about leadership by making mistakes.  One in particular was around twenty years ago.  I was very early into my career as a school administrator and the district was working to pass a high stakes referendum.  As a member of the administrative team, one of the volunteer/community service roles I had was …

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