Entries for July 2011

How Can It Be Changed?

Friday, July 29, 2011
The health of our nation will be found in the health of our neighborhood communities, and their health is inseparable from strong local schools. 
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Required Rules Meetings Launch

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Online rules meetings were launched yesterday for football, soccer and volleyball.  Meetings launch Monday, Aug. 8, for cross country, golf, swimming & diving and tennis.
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Orchestrating Conflict

Friday, July 22, 2011
The key is to agitate peoples’ minds without aggravating their spirits. To get them thinking about things they thought they were satisfied with; but to do so without questioning their intelligence or dedication.
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Borrowing Brilliance

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
While we work with admirable efficiency – that is, take action promptly and purposefully – the truth is we often are not effective.  We salve more than solve difficult situations. 
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Patience and Power

Friday, July 15, 2011
One of the many lessons I’ve taken away from these gatherings is that we don’t get people to change by telling people what should happen. Effective facilitation is more subtle.
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Coaching Change

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The good leader, and necessary leadership, encourages and assures a “team” during tough times; but during tranquil times, that leader keeps stirring the pot to avoid complacency.
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Leading With “No”

Friday, July 8, 2011
Too many people talking about “leadership” talk only in terms of change.  They measure leadership by all they change
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Little Changes

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Change is rarely from the top down, seldom obvious when it starts, and rarely accomplished alone.
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Do It Again

Friday, July 1, 2011
Many years ago, a short, balding high school choir director taped the first rehearsal of a very difficult musical composition.
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