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How to Earn a Leadership Role

We want you to become a leader.  Watch this video to learn how.

To earn your next-level role, focus on earning influence by doing things that are at once:

  • Relevant
  • Unique
  • Visible

while showing real CARE

  • Connect
  • Achieve
  • Respect
  • Emerge

Here’s a tool to evaluate your own CARE practice and plan your own next step CARE improvements.

I look forward to hearing your success stories and challenges.  Please reach out here.

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In the Absence of Good Leadership, We Must Lead Ourselves

A Reformation, Really? At the close of Drucker Forum 2017, Charles Handy called for a reformation of business enterprises. Frederick Bird and Henry Mintzberg responded with a tongue-in-cheek revision of Luther’s 95 Theses, their 9.5 Theses which included this paraphrase of Luther’s thesis #32: Those who believe they can be certain of their salvation because […]
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Learning Humane Self Leadership From A Teacher’s Resignation

Hooray and dismay.

In reclaiming her own integrity and future by resigning, a Florida teacher in the Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) made a powerful statement about our need to stop following leadership that doesn’t know how to lead. The teacher wrote:

“Florida’s startling attrition rate of 40% for educators [in the first] five years [of teaching] …. means my woes are shared by many. “OCPS Means Success” doesn’t mean squat if those measuring the success only recognize a specific brand of success, and continue to ignore the needs of their educators and students.”

Managers who fail to meet our basic human needs while hiding behind standards and data, have not earned the right to lead us. The current leadership structure may have role-based authority but they also must earn the trust and influence required to lead us. Of course, some educational leaders are doing great work at the nearly impossible task of meeting the changing needs of children, society and the imposed standards, but, clearly others are not meeting the needs of teachers and students.

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