In order for teams to be effective, they need to have conflict. Not destructive conflict. Not where people shout or are passive aggressive or where pent up frustrations culminate in some sort of rupture. Teams need healthy conflict—the kind that allows for disagreements, different viewpoints, and a path forward that deepens relationships on a team.
In order to foster this kind of conflict, you need to plan for it. […]
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As I planned for our welcome back professional development days this fall, I wanted to create experiences that would leave our staff feeling connected, inspired, empowered and motivated to launch the year. I started the year with hope and optimism; I focused on slowing down and working to create emotionally, intellectually and physically safe environments for adults and for students. Then reality set. Within weeks I could see it everywhere I looked—educators are not well. […]
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Are you thinking about your own professional learning in the year to come? Here are three lessons we learned in 2021, what they mean for us in 2022 and potential implications for your own approach to PD. […]
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Today I’m sharing four questions to think through your readiness to center equity in your leadership or coaching practice. […]
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A few tips for how you can turn learning into action to center equity this school year. […]
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Summer is renewal time for educators, and this year more than ever, educators need to recover and replenish so they can return reenergized in the fall. As we emerge from this pandemic, it is important to consider these three things to do differently this year with your team. […]
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I am so frequently asked a version of the question, “How can I coach as a boss?” that I will be holding a workshop this summer (Coaching When You’re the Boss) to help equip all you managers out there to do just that.
The short answer is, yes. The much more important answer is, yes if you are both very intentional and capable. […]
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I’ve received a lot of questions about the intersection of managing and coaching. Most often I provide the same answer I will to this one: Maybe.
There are very few things that just will or won’t work. The key is almost always in how they are done. Here’s what matters most: purpose, transparency and readiness. […]
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Paraphrasing can be a powerful one if done skillfully. Here are 4 tips to follow if you want to leverage this potentially powerful coaching tool. […]
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