Leadership

Blazin’ a Trail

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ¬†~¬†Unknown. (Sometimes attributed to Emerson & McAlindon) Meridian State Park (Texas) is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s where…

Pelicans and Leadership

Recently, I had the privilege to join some friends (Thanks Shelby’s!) at their bay house. It’s a beautiful place and a perfect place to “get away” a bit. I don’t think I’ve ever really sat and watched pelicans diving for…

Integrity

Integrity is the amount that your words, actions, and beliefs line up with one another. As a teacher, I witness my students’ lack of integrity every day. When they misbehave, I follow our classroom procedures to reprimand them. They almost…

Multi-tasking is a Myth

John Medina, author of Brain Rules, explains that multi-tasking is a truly a myth. The way that the brain works doesn’t allow for it. Although the brain can do multiple things simultaneously (You can walk and talk at the same…

Troop Carrier or Luxury Liner?

In his book Radical, David Platt writes: In the late 1940s, the United States government . . . construct[ed] an 80 million dollar troop carrier for the navy. The purpose was to design a ship that could speedily carry fifteen…

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