Why I am NOT done with Public Education…

Author: Dana Elmore, Director of Blended Learning, G/T Coordinator, and Instructional Coach, Roscoe Collegiate ISD A few weeks ago, my husband announced his resignation from his job as a high school principal, effective at the end of the year. He is making a career change and is planning to get completely out of public K-12 education. Since then, many people have asked …

Lifespan Healthspan

Author: Nelson Coulter There is a difference in lifespan and health span. Ideally, we seek to optimize both, squeezing all we can into and out of our lives, while remaining healthy for the whole journey. As leaders, we are directly responsible for the health and wellbeing of the organization – for the organization as a whole and for the members …

(dis)Engaged

Author: Nelson Coulter Engagement is a word that has come into the frequently used leadership lexicon. It’s a really good word, an even better concept, and an absolutely necessary skill for those of us in the business of influencing others. Some refer to it as “presence.” The level of trust others are willing to afford us is directly proportional to our …

Broadening

Author: Nelson Coulter   Our natural tendency, when feeling threatened, is to tighten, to hunker down, to narrow. The best leaders I know resist this temptation to “reduce” when faced with difficulties or crises. Instead, they seem to lean into the challenge (or challengers) by increasing engagement levels. They accomplish this sort of broadening by several means: They accelerate their curiosity and ramp …