Posts Tagged ‘School Leadership’

SMART Strengths & LIFT – Question 2

This is the second in a series of posts about combining SMART Strengths and Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation by Ryan and Robert Quinn. LIFT offers four questions that, if asked and answered conscientiously can help us become a positive force in any situation. The four questions are: What result do I […]

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LIFT & SMART Strengths – A Powerful Leadership Combo

Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation by management professors Ryan and Robert Quinn provides a simple but not simplistic approach to personal leadership that is applicable all the way from school superintendents and board members through administrators, principals, teachers and to students as young as the fifth grade. This well-written book gives four questions […]

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Leadership in School Systems

The action I am most proud of from my time on the School Board in Nashville is sponsoring a move by our district toward teacher-led instructional improvement in 1999. We used  The Teaching Gapby Stigler and Hiebert as a model. We got off to a great start. The superintendent supported the move; he was already looking […]

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Steve Jobs & SMART School Leadership: Part 2

Last week we looked at how Steve Jobs’ leadership at Apple can provide some insights to school leaders. In short: Focus on the product: lessons From the perspective of the end user: the student. This week, let’s turn to why it is difficult to learn from the performance of Steve Jobs. Oddly enough, it turns on […]

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