Building Commitment with the Loose AND Tight

INSPIRE The Professional Learning Community (PLC) work of Richard and Rebecca DuFour speaks to building the kind of culture that supports the important and impactful work of adult learning and ultimately, our endgame, student success. Specifically, they address the kind of leadership that some may think of as an either/or choice - either building a... Continue Reading →

How to Carefront Like a Genius

INSPIRE When your school culture is all about positivity and that magical mixture of love and high expectations, there needs to be a certain amount of healthy conflict to combat artificial harmony and ensure the forces of mediocrity aren't winning. In the last several years, our school has developed compelling and connected core values, vision,... Continue Reading →

1, 2, 3, wait… 4?!?! Ways to Use Voxer as a Leader

INSPIRE Great leaders are, without exception, great communicators. They find effective ways to communicate in a language and manner that not only paint a crystal clear picture of their vision, but also give those they serve the information, feedback, and motivation they need. Effective communication is ultimately about connecting people and bringing them together towards... Continue Reading →

Do Less, Then Obsess

LEARN It's official. The honeymoon is over. Deep into October, the newness of the school year has worn off and it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the awesome things we wanted to be and accomplish this year. We remember August's passion and energy around our vision of being a better version of ourselves... Continue Reading →

Sticky Core Values

INSPIRE The four pillars that Solution Tree suggests are necessary for an effective PLC, or Professional Learning Community, are the same that all effective organizations are built upon. The vision, mission, core values, and goals all align to keep everyone focused and committed on the most impactful and important work. Our school team has done... Continue Reading →

3 Leadership Pitfalls Uncovered

This blog is co-written with my husband, Mike Stacy. Mike is currently the superintendent at Beechwood Independent Schools in Ft. Mitchell, KY. INSPIRE What does great leadership look like? The answer to this question, in some ways, has many answers. As many endless variations of personalities as we humans have, there are just as many... Continue Reading →

Want to Be a Leader? Do These 2 Things

REFLECT A positive leader, in the purest form, is someone who influences the people and environment around them for the better. In John G. Miller's book, QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, he explores and outlines how to eliminate blame, victim thinking, complaining, and procrastination and walks through how you can apply this both in... Continue Reading →

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