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You *must* exercise the gaskets George

One of my favorite television shows ever was Seinfeld. One of the best episodes ever, was The Wizard from 1998. Most may remember this episode for its introduction to the “tip calculator” Jerry got his #1 Dad. However, I remember it for its leadership lesson on...

Ever Play the Game Operation?

It was the game where you, the doctor, were responsible for removing health issues like the charlie horse, spare ribs and the butterflies. The most fun was removing the anklebone from the knee bone. You all remember getting buzzed before you could remove the...

Gaining Traction in Your School

In the physical world, an object must overcome inertia and have friction in order to move.  In the education world, what do we do as leaders to create friction in our school to make traction and move our schools forward?   Before we discuss our schools, I want to tell...

Seeking to open a public charter school?

You know that only 0.5% of the US population has successfully completed a marathon? Less than one-third of the people who enter a doctoral program finish. In North Carolina, the percentage of successful public charter school applications is less than 25% (313...

Building Teams and Teamwork in Your School

The Production Capability principle: is to always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As you read this Blog keep the above quote in mind and know that in schools:...

These are the people you want to be around the most

Jim Rohn famously said, “You are the average of the 5 people you spent the most time with.” The first time I heard that famous quote, it made me think about my life in the present. If I am the average of the five people I see most, then who are they, and how have they...

Just a 5% higher success rate can bring you millions!

Between all of the organized sports that I have played (ice hockey, football and baseball), baseball is the most humbling sport I have ever played. To make it to the major leagues takes talent, hard work and resilience. Even the most talented of players takes...

How to Tackle Spring Fever as you Prepare for Testing

It’s that time of year again when the temperature is warming more and more each day, the days are getting longer, flowers and trees are blooming all around, and it seems as if everyone including students, teachers and administrators are catching that thing we call...

Leading with Compassionate Communication

LEADING WITH COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION After many years of being a principal and working with principals, I’ve discovered that schools where the adults model and teach children the core values of compassionate communication are schools that are kind and peaceful,...

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