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APR
25
2018

The Seven Last Words of an Organization

By: Robin Huebner, Guest Contributor “We never did it that way before.” I am sure that we have all heard this response to new and innovative practices developed to meet the changing needs of our students and communities.  These seven words are a quick and often automatic response
APR
11
2018

Planning Time and Return on Investment

By: Dr. Faron L. Hollinger 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
MAR
28
2018

Self Respect

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Self Respect by clicking on the image below.   Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins, The New Orleans
MAR
12
2018

Set the Temperature Goals

Don’t wish your way through your leadership experience with your team– set goals so you know you will achieve success.
MAR
12
2018

Introducing Dr. Ed Nichols, Recognized Thought Leader and Guest Contributor

Ed Nichols is a former teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in public education for 30 years. He holds a Doctorate and Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of Alabama.  He also holds a Bachelor and Masters
FEB
28
2018

The Winning Emotion of “Enough”

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Enough by clicking on the image below.   Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins, The New Orleans
FEB
14
2018

Helping Families Initiative Successfully Heads Off Crime and Saves Society Money

The Helping Families Initiative (HFI) that began in Mobile 15 years ago seeks to expand in Alabama to enable more families and schools to turn young people away from crime and toward more productive lives. Former Mobile County District Attorney and state school board Vice
JAN
31
2018

The Future Is Now: Metrics of Innovation In Schools

What a difference five years makes. In 2012, my colleague Keith Evans and I had collaborated on a list of made-up, outside-the-box (and somewhat tongue-in-cheek) metric terms to measure the true effectiveness of his school. Some of these are Keith’s and some are mine; I honestly
JAN
04
2018

Sign or Test

Listen to the following audio clip of Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Sign or Test by clicking on the image below. Dr. Kevin Elko has served as a performance consultant for The Pittsburgh Steelers, The Dallas Cowboys, The Philadelphia Eagles, The Miami Dolphins, The New Orleans
JAN
04
2018

Look Ahead!

For those of us who have had the privilege to serve, we know that leadership is far more than a designated position or title. We clearly recognize that effective leadership also entails its own unique set of challenges, some universal and others unique to specific roles,
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