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The Sacred Task


How do you respond when others become angry with you?  As a leader, your ability to receive anger with grace is a foundation for building trust and stronger relationships.  And let’s face it, leadership sometimes involves pushing people outside their … Continue reading

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The Courage to Lead


This summer, a terrible ecological tragedy struck our school community when a tanker carrying jet fuel spilled it’s load into the Slocan River. Since July 26, our valley has been in tumult, dealing with the aftermath of this event.  One … Continue reading

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The most important 2 seconds in a child’s day


Your eyes, a smile, and a nod There is a vital moment in a child’s day which sets them up for success; their first meeting with the adults who hold them under their wing during the day.  When they are … Continue reading

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Creating a Sense of Urgency (but not too much)


When I first began my journey as an administrator, I was given a copy of Leading Change by John Kotter. Although primarily a book for business leaders, there are a few points which I’ve thought on and which have an … Continue reading

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We are all learners (and the learning is never done)


This past week has brought me several new lessons. One of the things I enjoy about administration is how it challenges me to make wise decisions from core principles. Our previous Superintendent had the mantra “Leadership is about bringing out … Continue reading

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Going Live with my Learning


In January of last year, members of my PLC did a Skype interview with George Couros in which he helped us out with our WordPress portfolios. In the course of our conversation, George challenged us to put our portfolios live … Continue reading

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5 ways the marathon has informed my leadership


Last weekend I had the pleasure to travel to Vancouver, BC to participate in their annual international marathon. It was their first year on a new course, and for those of you looking for a scenic event, I would highly … Continue reading

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