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The Role of Cultural Empathy in Recruitment & Retention best practice communication culture diversity equity inclusion recruitment retention Jan 20, 2024

Surface level and deep-level diversity both play integral roles in successful recruitment and retention processes.  

I have been pondering this idea of surface-level diversity vs. deep-level diversity a lot lately.  Mostly because it is right in front of our faces daily, no matter...

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7 Steps For Success With Courageous Conversations collaboration communication culture growth leadership organizational culture teamwork Feb 19, 2023
 
“I’ll get it to you by tomorrow – and that’s a promise boss!”
Sheila cringed as she half smiled and walked away after hearing the words Dave just hurriedly yelled across the lobby.  Here they were again: end of the month.  Financial reports were...
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Are you stuck? growth leadership personal development professional development Feb 13, 2023

What if you remained stuck where you are right now?  Consider where you are, where you want to be and how you will get there.  Starting today.

 

Nearly a year ago, I realized that I was stuck.  We all get in ruts sometimes, but I was really stuck: I was not happy with my job,...

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Leveraging Teams to Produce Excellence best practice collaboration communication leadership teams teamwork Feb 06, 2023

School leaders know that when your team is growing, students are growing.  When one team outshines others (usually in regards to specific key performance indicators) it has the potential to breed a domino effect of excellence across a building or district. But how do you take silos of...

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A Daily Dose of Focus communication focus organization planning time management Jan 30, 2023

 DAILY PRIORITIZATION CAN GREATLY IMPACT LEADER EFFECTIVENESS, BUILD TEACHER CAPACITY AND INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

Jeanette is a first-year administrator and begins most days focused and ready to conquer the world.  Twelve hours later…she looks back and feels as though she...

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Turning the Table: Shared Leadership in Schools best practice collaboration communication leadership Jan 23, 2023

SHARED LEADERSHIP SOUNDS LIKE A COOL BUZZWORD THAT HAS TAKEN THE BUSINESS WORLD BY STORM.  SO WHY AREN’T WE SEEING MORE OF IT IN EDUCATION?

Patrick Lencioni (author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Ideal Team Player) would be proud that over the past decade, businesses all...

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Finding Common Ground best practice collaboration communication culture Jan 16, 2023

 It does not always seem easy to connect quickly.  But there is always one thing parents and educators can agree on: keeping their student first.

The beginning of the school year brings newfound joy and distress.  Finding a way to arrive at common ground between groups does not...

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Collaboration in Action best practice collaboration communication culture Jan 09, 2023

HOW TEAMS CAN TRANSFORM SCHOOLS THROUGH DEEP, MEANINGFUL AND RELEVANT COLLABORATION.

Have you ever heard the statement, “The more things change…the more they stay the same”?  It seems as though in efforts to reform education, many initiatives seek to support student...

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One Decision, Two Narratives best practice communication decision making prioritization Jan 02, 2023

 It is often easier to sit on the sidelines rather than confronting an issue head on.  When you make a decision as a leader, it matters. One decision can create many narratives that must be explored and deeply understood in order to lead others well.

Last week, we met...

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Evaluating the Equity of "Best" Practices best practice equity Dec 18, 2022

Ask yourself these questions if you would like to examine the equity of your best practices.

 

In the world of K12 education, we often hear the phrase “best practices” used…a lot. You might liken this to how standard operating procedures (SOP’s) are regarded across...

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You Cannot Policy Culture best practice organizational culture organizations policy sustainable Dec 09, 2022

 

Culture. It is the heartbeat of any organization – including our schools.  So how can we improve culture?  Determine what inputs generate the most efficient and sustainable outputs for success.

Culture is a word that means so many things to so many people.  It is safe...

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More Than Words best practice communication retention Dec 03, 2022

When you think about the power of words, consider how your feedback (or lack thereof) can deeply transform your organization’s culture.

When you think about what drives individuals to keep coming back to work everyday, there are three factors that come to mind:

  1. Culture
  2. Opportunity
  3. ...
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Evaluating Culture: One Heartbeat best practice culture growth schools Nov 26, 2022

Culture is complex.  Everything grows from it. So how can schools evaluate the state of their culture effectively?

The deeply rooted complexities of culture provide the canvas for success in schools every day.  When educators think of culture, they often think of staff morale and...

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