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Moral Purpose—A Powerful Tool for Motivation
December 18, 2012
Why do some groups seems to possess such a spirit, such a sense of mission, while others do not? One reason is what Michael Fullan calls Moral Purpose. According to Fullan, Moral Purpose “means acting with the intention of making a positive difference in the lives of employees,... Read More ⇒
Culture? What’s the Difference?
December 5, 2012
Back in the late 70’s, I lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked in Manhattan. This meant getting up around 6:00 AM and catching a bus at around 6:45 AM and then a train at around 7:30 AM to get to work at 9:00 AM. Each morning I saw the same people at the same bus stop and the same... Read More ⇒
Want to Lead? Relationships, Relationships, Relationships!
October 10, 2012
Back in 1981 I began a job as the director of a community based youth program. I was young, 25. Looking back I was influenced by several generous people. Senator Don Halperin, Leonard Dunston, Roz Preudhomme, and Barry Glick just to name a few. With the exception of Don, who... Read More ⇒
Leading Through Reflection
March 19, 2012
I recently had a conversation with my 17-year-old son, about making choices that put you in position to be successful. As most 17 year olds he is challenged in this area. What has been most challenging is getting to a point in our parent/child relationship where I do more leading than telling,... Read More ⇒
Leading During Change--Are We Speaking the Same Language?
February 27, 2012
So often you hear people speak about the importance of communication in change management and school improvement. How it is important to share information, share your vision, share your strategies. What is also important is the language we use to accomplish these actions. Since,... Read More ⇒