Author Archives: Andrew

Parental involvement

Tweet       I think parents need to be involved in their children’s education. I’ve seen too many issues come up when they are not. That being said, I can’t count the number of times I have stood up … Continue reading

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Difficult Conversations: Salve for Wounds in Our Organizations

Tweet http://imakegsy.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/imake-healing-salve-1.jpg I am not sure why the idea came to my mind this morning, but for some reason I had this vivid memory of a small, stinky, oily Tupperware container my father kept with him when we went out … Continue reading

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2nd Thoughts

Tweet I have been having a lot of second thoughts lately. It’s frustrating really. For instance the other day I was asked about what “globally competitive means. My response was that the world really needs to get off of this … Continue reading

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The Person Behind the Report- Putting Yourself Out There!!

Tweet Each month our school board asks me to write a short summary report about the happenings on my campus. The school has 1400 students, some great and amazing administrators, amazing teacher leaders and a whole bunch of stuff going … Continue reading

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Unimportant Information

Tweet It’s been awhile since I’ve last posted.  Life, doctoral studies and other complications have gotten in the way of me finding a little bit of time each week to write, reflect and think.  Nonetheless, the time is now right … Continue reading

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A father’s role in raising amazing daughters

Tweet Cross posted from: The Eagle Online From the moment our children are born till the day they leave the house and strike out on their own, it is amazing to observe how they grow, learn, and develop into adults. … Continue reading

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Facing Brutal Facts, Putting Students First and Moving from Good to Great

Tweet Putting Students First Jim Collins, in his book “Good to Great” elaborates on ideas that show that organizations who wish to remain competitive and growing need to confront some of their own brutal facts.  He contents that by doing … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Banned!

Tweet I saw this post by Steve Toback from CBS Money Watch Today titled “10 Strategies that Kill a Companies — and Careers”. He writes… The “peanut butter” strategy. Who can forget Yahoo senior VP Brad Garlinghouse’s now famous Peanut Butter … Continue reading

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College and Career Readiness? Do we Need to Clear the Path?

Tweet The entry is cross-posted on Leadertalk. In recent months tremendous amounts of discourse have surrounded the topic of college and career readiness for students graduating from secondary schools around the United States and the world. A recent eSchool News … Continue reading

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Promise: I will NEVER be the Keeper of the Nightmare

Tweet Keepers of the Nightmare are among us. You know the ones. They have other names that they hide behind like “Organizational Historian” or “Veteran“.  Not to say that Organizational Historians or Veterans are necessarily Keepers of the Nightmare, but … Continue reading

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