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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
SEP
10
2013

Moving Forward

  One of the basic tenets of the Akribos Group is to help schools and school districts move forward. While praiseworthy, this objective is deceptively simple. Moving forward requires that we make progress on several fronts at once. In order to move forward we must recognize
SEP
10
2013

The Power of We

As I continue to reflect back through the rearview mirror of professional experience, I recognize that I have been privileged to work with a number of outstanding leaders.  Those who truly stand out certainly possessed impressive personal, intellectual and professional
AUG
01
2013

Thesis of Services

Greetings From The Akribos Group: Today’s educational environment, characterized by increasing demands and rising expectations, compounded by the harsh reality of declining and limited resources, has created a climate of unprecedented challenge for educational institutions across
JAN
30
2013

Leadership Lessons From My Rear View Mirror

The Elephant in the Mirror By: Dr. Faron L. Hollinger I am not sure who coined the phrase “experience is the best teacher” but I certainly do agree.  Reflecting back, past experience has been a very effective teacher for me.  Some of the most powerful and memorable lessons have
DEC
13
2012

The Character of Leadership

As I look back through the rear view mirror of my past experience and my relationships with a number of exemplary leaders, I have concluded that effective leadership is strongly linked to a common core of values, beliefs, and convictions that define the individual and ultimately