When I first began as a head of school I got in touch with someone who helped arrange mentors for new principals. After a short while, I was assigned an experienced mentor from a school on the other side of the country. He agreed to help me as a favor, and, for a while we

Recently, I was out driving on the highway during a rain storm. I signaled right and started to switch lanes. The problem was that, due to low visibility, I failed to see a van that was moving into the same space. Its tail swiped the front side of my car.

Mondays can be challenging. As the first day back to work, it requires us to leave behind our relaxing weekends and jump back into the grind. Making matters worse, we have to reestablish routines that got interrupted by the relative serenity of Saturday and Sunday. No wonder some

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” Albert Schweitzer In his bestselling book Drive (pp. 154-155), author Dank Pink references a 1962 conversation between Congresswoman Claire Boothe Luce and President John F. Kennedy. Sensing

In our last post on delegation, we focused on situational leadership and how it impacts the role a leader plays in transferring work and responsibility to others. In this post, the focus will shift to when one should delegate, and when one shouldn’t. Choosing tasks to delegate can be