I’ve been learning about how my response to other people’s strong emotions has to do with my comfort with experiencing those emotions. Self-development is foundational for being a Transformational Coach and I encourage you to find support to explore your emotions. I want to bring this idea into the classroom. Chaz (a pseudonym) was a […]
Many educators are returning from the break feeling refreshed, empowered, and energized. You can continue cultivating and coaching those joyful emotions. This will help. Some educators are returning from the break feeling stressed, sad, or fearful. You might be tempted to smother those feelings by exuding positivity and repeating sentiments like, “it’s all going to […]
If you lead a team, you most likely have facilitated decision-making processes. And I’m willing to guess they haven’t always gone as smoothly as you hoped. Perhaps you’ve tried to build consensus only to find you haven’t gotten anywhere. Or perhaps you’ve made a decision on behalf of your team only to find that people were upset they weren’t involved.
Decision-making can be hard work, especially when levels of urgency are high.
These 10 indicators of good decision-making processes can make it easier. […]
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. […]
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. […]
By Elena Aguilar, President and Founder In Episode 2 of The Bright Morning Podcast, I coached Kathrina on how she can set boundaries. Kathrina was struggling with her relationships with some colleagues. She’d tried being compassionate and understanding with them, but I could hear that what she wasn’t telling me was that some of those […]
Watch Elena and Lori in this free webinar to help you “Ground In Your Purpose.” […]
Expectations for leaders are always high, but in times of crisis, even more is at stake. And therein lies the paradox. Just when people in crisis need and expect more from their leaders, that’s when a leader can cave the hardest. […]
Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen discuss ways to best cultivate resilience. From booster shots of resilience to imaginal cells, from relationships to questions, check out the discussion in the link below. […]
Janet and Lori discuss Celebrating and Appreciating in their May “Onward the Book” discussion. […]