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Chesterson's Fence constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

It’s best to use a lens of humility and assume that those who came before us knew things we don’t or had experiences we haven't yet encountered.

Don't...

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Outsmarting a White Bear courageous time blocking

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Do white bears sometimes show up to ruin a perfectly good evening or keep you up at night?

Ironic process theory, or the white bear problem, says that attempts to...

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Do Your Habits Match Your Dreams? constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Many people want to build new habits but worry about disrupting their current routines. 

Such worries are understandable but rarely warranted....

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Silence Does the Heavy Lifting courageous impact tips meetings

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Do you have someone on your team who always chooses negativity and can't help but bring the room to the lowest common denominator?

Trying times certainly...

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An Opportunity in Disguise constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Some of our biggest successes can be pretty messy, right?

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. - Oprah

False...

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Seeking Feedback communication compassionate constructive courageous culture

by Melody Stacy

 

There’s a well-known parable of blind men who, having never seen an elephant, approach one and begin feeling various parts.

One concludes, feeling the tusk,...

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The Success Tax constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

The ladder of success can feel pretty tall and steep sometimes, right?

Author and leadership guru Dean Graziosi often uses the term success tax when referring to the...

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Staying Curious communication compassionate constructive courageous impact tips

by Melody Stacy

 

Curiosity killed the cat.

A useful illustration of why we shouldn’t be nosing around in situations that don’t involve us? Maybe. But as leaders, we may want...

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I Don't Know What I Don't Know communication courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Have you ever worked for someone comfortable admitting to not having all the answers and who asks questions like, Did I explain this clearly enough?

We Don't Know What We...

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Authenticity courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Are you beginning a new position, or aspiring to obtain one?

It can be challenging to straddle that fine line between being authentic and living up to the...

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Perseverance constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Sometimes, everything goes according to plan. Other times, life feels overwhelming.

Remarkable leaders certainly feel like giving up at times,...

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11 Mantras to Boost Your Courage courageous

by Melody Stacy

 

Picture this.

You’re standing in frigid temperatures with wind gusts reaching 50 miles per hour, facing nothing but 930 miles of blinding white, snow-covered...

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Doing a Puzzle Without the Box constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Imagine putting together a large puzzle, filled with different images and colors, without the benefit of the picture on the box. It's confusing to know where to...

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Experiencing vs Believing courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Belief is a poor substitute for experience. 

We might have a belief about being in the mountains, but when we actually go there, we experience a much...

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Forces of Mediocrity courageous

by Melody Stacy

 

Having an inspiring and worthwhile vision is always wonderful.

Rallying our team around that vision and, together, gaining clarity on where we're heading is a great next...

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We Don't Have to be Nutella communication courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Do you find yourself saying yes to helping people when deep down you know you should say no?

Taking care of others isn't something remarkable leaders just like...

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Let's Brighten 2022! compassionate constructive courageous impact tips

by Melody Stacy and Aubrey Patterson 

 

It’s that time of year.

A time for deep introspection.

A time for a celebration of the hopeful optimism of all that’s possible in the...

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A More Thoughtful Yes or No communication constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

Have you noticed how it's become very popular in social media to encourage us to say "no" to anything new?

Build and fortify boundaries. Guard them fiercely with a no.

We...

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Empowerment Can’t be Taken Away constructive courageous

by Aubrey Patterson

 

A leader who doesn't empower people or take the time to build commitment unintentionally creates a culture of parking lot and hallway conversations filled with...

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It’s complicated … or is it? communication constructive courageous impact tips

by Melody Stacy

 

Are you ready for a pop quiz?

No?

Good. It wouldn’t be a pop quiz if you were.

Ready or not, here we go ...

  1. As school leaders, should we love our staff or have high...
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