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  • What Do You Do With A Problem?

    Kobi Yamada writes of a brilliant idea in his book, What Do You Do With A Problem? Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash Yamada shows us how to view a problem as an opportunity. His main character is a child with a problem that keeps …

  • Building Trust

    How are you building trust in your community as a leader? Photo by Rob Wicks on Unsplash Building trust is an intentional practice. Building trust is an essential practice of an effective leader. You need to create a plan to accomplish this ongoing task of …

  • Stress: Why Do You Care?

    Are you experiencing stress? Why should you care? It may mean that something or someone you care about is involved. According to Dan Harris in the Ten Percent Happier Stress Better Meditation Challenge Series, stress can be a signal that something matters to you. Professor …

  • Summer Regrets

    Do you have summer regrets? Now that summer is coming to a close, do you have regrets about the things you didn’t do for yourself, with your family, or for work? Many of us go into summer with big plans of family time, road trips, …

  • Are You Strong Enough to Ask for Help?

    Recently, I was reminded that asking for help shows strength. We just got a new puppy! It was a spontaneous decision. We already have a three-year-old dog and we were about to move across the country in two weeks. Now 9 weeks in, I can …

  • Don’t Rush to the Solution

    Don’t rush to the solution. That’s what I keep telling myself when I realize I am in the weeds of an issue. Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Recently, I dove into solving what I thought was the problem, only to realize later that I …

  • Exit Interviews

    Exit interviews are vital to the growth of your institution and an important part of saying goodbye. Are you doing them? Are you doing them well? Exit interviews are one on one meetings conducted when an employee moves on from your institution. When done well, …

  • Saying Goodbye

    It’s that time of year again in schools, a time for saying goodbye. Photo by Ioana Cristiana on Unsplash May and June are filled with transitions: graduations, retirements, faculty and staff movement, and more. The way a community manages transitions matters and reflects upon that …

  • Leading with Equanimity

    Do you lead with equanimity? What does equanimity mean to you? When I first heard the phrase ‘lead with equanimity’, I would imagine someone who was standing still in the middle of chaos, someone who did not waver or show emotion, someone who did not …