Leadership isn’t much fun if no one is following you. Yet that’s where we almost all start. A reader asks: How can I manage professional interactions with those who may not have respect for me or take me seriously? If you’re new to a school, in a new role in your school, or simply different […] .
If we want to achieve results for students, it’s no secret that focus is essential. Schools that chase too many rabbits—to paraphrase the old saying—often catch none of them. To achieve sustained excellence, schools must have a clear vision, and pursue it single-mindedly (while also keeping everything else under control). And if you want to […] .
I’m proud to be a proponent of instructional leadership. So far, we’ve had over 9,000 leaders from at least 50 countries go through the 21-Day Instructional Leadership Challenge. But the bigger the banner, the more it starts to encompass misconceptions and distortions. And I had a terrifying thought this morning: What if the surge of […] .