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The coronavirus. How should we respond?

The coronavirus has presented us with an historic challenge. As our nation and the world struggle to respond, I want to share some insights. I am not an ER doctor, nor am I a virologist or specialist in epidemiology. However, like everyone else, I must decide what to do in response to the threat of this highly infectious pathogen that is spreading around the world and causing major disruptions in financial markets, travel, business operations, and our daily lives.

Topics: Coaching- Lead Now- Character- Build Trust

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Characteristics of a Leader: Character as a Means to Build Trust

Character is one of the core Characteristics of a Leader when Building Trust.  Here’s a great example. A gentleman in one of our workshops recently shared an old Indian saying: “If you lose wealth, you lose nothing.  If you lose health, you lose something. If you lose character, you lose everything.”  So true.  In the grand scheme of things, wealth can be rebuilt and health can often be recaptured.  But if one loses their character, that is a loss infinitely more significant. Character is a competency that you have to master if you want to Build Trust among your peers, your subordinates and your supervisors.

Topics: Lead Now- Character- Build Trust

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Coaching the Gap

As we embark on a new school year the energy is high! The anticipation of a fresh start, a renewed sense of purpose has never been more apparent amongst educational leaders. First-day “jitters” for new educators and veteran educators are a sign that we care deeply about our first impressions. We want our kids to like us, we want them to be excited about coming into our classrooms, we want to be accepted.

Topics: Leadership- Culture First- Coaching

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Culture and Leadership in Education

We sometimes forget that the educational world is very much results-driven. The work we do is too important; what is required of us demands elite performance. Results are not created in a strategic plan or organizational charts. The results you achieve are earned through the culture YOU create and lead. There are no shortcuts, you must be relentless in doing the work.

Topics: Culture First

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