this is Third in a series of re-posted and Revised pieces I wrote Pre-covid19 that are more relevant than ever during this stunningly challenging time. I posted The original version of this one on November 21, 2019. [Many of the school leaders who see this will likely have a strategic plan somewhere below a stack […]
A Modest, Non-Partisan Proposal: The Politician’s Readiness Exam
Frustrated with the quality of political debate in this country, I have some questions: “what do fully formed, competent politicians look like? Where might we find such people? What characteristics should politicians have regardless of party affiliation? How might we identify appropriate candidates?” I say this not as a condemnation of all people currently filling […]
Joining AAL: The Academy for Advancing Leadership
I have joined The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) as a Senior Consultant. I believe I have much to offer schools, colleges, universities, non-profits, and businesses engaging in change processes.
Looking Beyond the Silos (Part Two): Making the Conversation Between Educational Leadership and Non-educational Leadership Bear Fruit
While we shouldn’t neglect opportunities to learn from each other in education, we also must broaden our horizons in order to push our thinking beyond the parameters of our current conversations about curriculum and culture within our schools.
Good Storytelling: John Maeda’s Visit to Atlanta
Monday night I had the pleasure of hearing John Maeda, President of The Rhode Island School of Design, speak at the High Museum in Atlanta. A partnership between the High, The Westminster Schools, and Lovett School made his visit possible. Having just finished his excellent short book, Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business, Life, I was […]
TWO-FIVE-TEN: Guidelines for Establishing the Priorities of a Change Initiative
There are different types of priorities during a change process, and I have been thinking recently about how to make them manageable and understandable. For me, it makes sense to think in terms of TWO-FIVE-TEN.TWO: “The Non-Negotiables”I believe there is room for two priorities that are non-negotiable. These are the goals that, if not met, […]