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DEC
05
2013

A Cruise to Nowhere

Several years ago, a couple of swashbuckling young men I know got the itch for freedom and adventure and booked a holiday cruise around the Caribbean.  As they boarded the ship, they were eagerly contemplating the cruising experience and the intriguing ports of call they would be
NOV
19
2013

Leadership: Establishing Goals, Managing A Process

Those of us in the “leadership” business know that it is a very complex topic and even more complex to implement in any environment.  A school or district leader is subject to the influence of school boards, principals, faculty, parents, students, the community, and
NOV
19
2013

Chart Your Course and Stick To It!

Several years ago my wife and I were privileged to attend the inauguration ceremony for the newly appointed president of a local university.  The occasion was marked by a regal atmosphere characterized by all the trappings normally associated with such pomp and circumstance. 
NOV
05
2013

Leading As A Personal Journey

“When it comes to educating ALL children, it is about our beliefs and our very personal commitment to serve every child.” If we hope to see real change for students in the United States, then leadership as a matter of personal purpose might be the last and only approach left.  I
NOV
05
2013

The Winning Process

If you are like me, this is certainly one of your favorite times of the year.  As we look around we are surrounded by all the wonderful sights, sounds, and experiences of the Fall Season and we look forward with anticipation to numerous seasonal activities, especially football.
OCT
22
2013

The Decisive Element in the Classroom

It is my belief that through sustained leadership, effective planning, and coherent organization we can achieve our goal of focusing on the development of teachers, the most critical factor in the education equation. Toward that end, I am working on the AKRIBOS team as a
OCT
22
2013

Sharpen Your Axe!

                       The vital relationship between effective planning and successful outcomes in education, business, politics, and all other professions is undeniable.  According to noted author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar “if you aim at nothing you will hit it every
OCT
08
2013

Finding A Mentor

As a young man taking my mandatory draft physical, I was told by a doctor that I might be 4-F, unable to serve in uniform in the U.S. Army because I had flat feet. Amid my pushback, the doctor suggested I join the National Guard, since that group was rebuilding itself after WWII
SEP
24
2013

Your Lips Are Moving, But I Can’t Hear You!

Nearly thirty years as a television news anchor and reporter taught me many lessons. One of the most important of those lessons is that power, influence and success  come with being an effective communicator. Your message may be powerful. Your message may be critical. Your
SEP
24
2013

Step Up and Stand Out

Leadership is, without question, one of the most widely discussed topics in our contemporary business and professional culture.  Scholarly types have offered numerous theories regarding the identification and development of potential leaders and their focus has often been on