Tag Archives: connect

Just Do It: How to be a great teacher leader without wearing yourself out!

Julie Hiltz in Education Week this month has some sage advice for teachers (and anyone else in an organization) who have a great idea — don’t ask permission — just do it! To be fair, her article doesn’t argue that teacher leaders should go againstĀ  organizational policies — but she does say “build your own […]

Authentic Relationships make the Authentic Leader!

Petra Kuenkel gets it right here: “Building resonance becomes the cornerstone of our ability to influence people and events. How would our journey be different if we have always led through creating relationships, enhancing authenticity in people, listening for what wants to emerge, listening to people, looking for common ground, being open, engaging, creating shared […]

Language and #Leadership: How We #Fool Ourselves into Righteous Inaction

It’s hard to tell the truth. When we try, we get trapped by the lies we’ve been taught to tell and the politics we hide behind tell because it seems easier. Leaders have to stand in the center of our souls, tell the truth, and stop hiding behind euphemisms (words that make ugly things pretty) […]

Leaders have to be good managers (and vice versa) as federal workers return

Tom Fox, at the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog, reminds us that management should be a leadership skill, a way to sustain the vision, mission and values a leader brings to the table. He makes some great practical suggestions for leader/managers rebooting the workplace now that the federal government is officially online again. Here are […]

The “E” in Leadership: Engage Fully

None of us can get meaningful work done if we don’t connect. But burnout claims us all at a certain point, and sometimes engaging fully in any real conversation just feels too complicated. To followers, it might seem we do it on purpose… but the reality is that no leader in his right mind wants […]