April 11, 2015 in Leadership

It was late in the day on a Friday, when I heard from a dear colleague. She didn’t want me to know that she was close to tears, but her voice gave her away. When she told me what had happened, it was easy to be empathetic- the same thing had happened to me a few weeks ago. Someone had sent an anonymous note to her supervisor. It was evident that the writer disagreed with a decision she had made, but rather than contributing to her growth or the growth of her school, it was cruel.

March 08, 2015 in Leadership

Ego is a road to ruin for many leaders, and ego driven leadership can wreak havoc on an organization. The ego entices us to put self-interest over group interest. It distracts us from moving our schools forward and creates blind spots that hinder our ability to accurately assess organizational needs. Ego fools us into thinking that we know more and have greater influence than we actually do.

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