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April 4, 2020

I’m gonna put it right out there. I am frustrated! 

There, I said it.

I know I am not alone because I talk to administrators of schools about this all the time: superintendents, principals and sometimes teachers too. We talk about how to cut through all of the “noise” in...

November 20, 2019

I’d love to be able to offer that but I can’t add anything more to my people’s plates.

Have you ever said or thought this?

I have had many leaders of organizations say this to me over the years. I applaud any leader who is concerned for the welfare of the people who work...

July 14, 2019

Positivity is a good thing.


That’s what everybody says, right? If you want to be happy, you have to be positive. If you want to succeed, you have to be positive. Positivity is the key to everything you want….but is it really?

Let’s be clear. There are two types of...

July 13, 2019

Anyone who has learned and used the Facilitative Leadership model for project management knows that it can seem like pure magic.

When it is implemented successfully, it feels like the kind of magic out of Harry Potter or religious miracles. You start out with (at best d...

June 7, 2019

If you’ve ever ridden the trains in the UK, you’ve heard the phrase “Mind the gap!”

If you’re not sure what it refers to, it’s reminding you to be aware that the train doesn’t line up right up against the platform, resulting in a “gap” over which you will need to step t...