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Leadership Lessons From My Rear View Mirror

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 been born out of specific situations and personal relationships.   Some of those situations and circumstances were characterized by success and celebration while others were delivered through the school of adversity in the university of hard knocks.  The personal relationships that have had the greatest impact both personally and professionally are those that taught me to graciously treasure the moment or courageously weather the storm, depending on the circumstances that confronted me in this often unpredictable journey called life.  Their influence and example has prompted me to share and hopefully inspire and encourage others on their professional journey as well.

Based on the premise that experience is an extremely valuable and effective teacher, I want to share with you “Leadership Lessons From My Rear View Mirror” and I invite your attention to the graphic illustration above.  We are probably all familiar with the well-known proverb that elephants never forget and I have chosen the image of the elephant with specific purpose in mind.  Beyond the proverbial context, consider that cognitive scientists tell us that the elephant has excellent long-term memory and is capable of remembering experiences for long periods of time.  They also tell us that the elephant is the only animal known to recognize their own reflection in a mirror.

I believe that the elephant in the rear view mirror symbolizes the value of long term memory and the importance of learning from our past experiences.  I also contend that the elephant in the rear view mirror symbolizes the critical importance of self reflection and recognition of our own strengths and weaknesses.  I encourage each of you to take a look in the rear view mirror of your professional journey and remember that the lessons of past experience hold the potential for future accomplishment and success.

FLH

NOV
28
2017

Introducing Akribos Professional Associate, Mr. David G. Bauer

The Akribos Group is pleased to announce that Mr. David G. Bauer has recently joined our team of Professional Associates. Mr. Bauer is a nationally recognized grant trainer and author of eleven books on writing and submitting successful grant proposals. Mr. Bauer, an acknowledged
OCT
16
2017

When Character Education Programs Do Not Work: Creating “Awareness” Does NOT CHANGE “Behavior”

TEACHING Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills Requires Behavioral Instruction The marketing of “Character Education” curricula, programs, and materials is a big business in this country—netting millions of dollars per year. Moreover, one of the largest purchasers are our
OCT
03
2017

Inspiration from Dr. Kevin Elko, Akribos Guest Contributor

Listen to Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Doing Simple Better in the following audio clip 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,
SEP
19
2017

A Night of Inquiry, Innovation, and Impact

Follow Grant on twitter @GrantLichtman Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education.  Based on two decades of work as a senior administrator, teacher, and trustee in K-12 education, he speaks, writes, and works with
SEP
13
2017

See More

Listen to Dr. Kevin Elko speaking on Seeing More in the following audio clip 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
SEP
05
2017

This Is Why People Are Drawn To Certain Leaders

Remember Ted Williams?  No, not the famous baseball player, the other one.  The homeless guy with the great voice. Who can forget how he sky-rocketed to fame when a YouTube video of him displaying his talents went viral overnight? Ever wonder what happened to him?  Back when this
AUG
21
2017

How To Deal With Unreceptive Parents

By: Franklin Schargel, Akribos Professional Associate   How should an educator deal with parents whose children misbehave or disrupt a class? Some parents of at-risk children do not know how to cope with their child’s behavior.  They may become hostile and/or aggressive
AUG
21
2017

Increasing School Attendance

By:  Franklin Schargel, Akribos Professional Associate   Students who are not in school frequently do not learn. Did you know that missing just two days a month is equal to missing 10 percent of the school year and could lead to a student’s falling behind? In most states, that is
AUG
08
2017

Introducing John M. Tyson, Guest Contributor

  Mr. John M. Tyson has enjoyed a long and distinguished career of public service in the state of Alabama. Mr. Tyson is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and The University of Alabama School of Law. He served as an elected member of the Alabama State Board of