Admit mistakes before someone exaggerates the story.

I’ve learned a ton about leadership by making mistakes.  One in particular was around twenty years ago.  I was very early into my career as a school administrator and the district was working to pass a high stakes referendum.  As a member of the administrative team, one of the volunteer/community service roles I had was …

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Remote Work Environments & Self-Care

This is the fourth in a series of posts written collaboratively by Dr. Michele Andorfer and Mike Haynes.   In previous posts, we explored ways to ensure productivity doesn't suffer because of a remote work environment.  We also shared strategies that we learned from others regarding ways to build and nurture relationships when working remotely. In …

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Become a Virtual Rockstar

People who lead understand that effective meetings don’t just happen by chance.  Good leaders orchestrate the components of every meeting, including establishing a clear purpose, identifying items that should and should not be included on the agenda, determining who should participate, and utilizing strategies to engage all participants.  Meetings that are not planned carefully are …

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Maximizing the Effectiveness of Remote Work Environments

Nearly a month ago, many of us were thrust into a situation where doing business suddenly looked very different.  The phrase “new normal” has become a popular way to refer to what many of us are dealing with since our working (and learning) environments have changed.    This article is a collaboration between Dr. Michele Andorfer …

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