school leaders - Steve Barkley

It’s Time for the Coach/Principal Stage-Setting Conversation

Each summer I post a blog encouraging coaches to request a conversation with their principals. Scheduling time, especially uninterrupted, for necessary coach/principal conversations is often difficult. Summer may provide the […]

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Co-generative Dialogues

After reading a recent article, I was introduced to a term (new for me) that sparked my interest and sent me off googling for more knowledge and examples. The term […]

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Peer, Coach, and Administrator Support for Change

“Accomplishing worthwhile things isn’t just a little harder than people think; it’s 10 or 20 times harder.” (Austin Kleon) I am working with several schools and districts that are setting […]

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Inclusion, Purpose, Caring, and Empathy

In a Fortune article describing the experiences of employees in the best 100 companies to work for, I read the following: These companies doubled down on what decades of research […]

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Podcast: Leading Like a Coach

School principal and author of “Leading Like a Coach,” Matt Renwick, promotes school leaders working with a community in which each member contributes their strengths and ideas to improving instruction. […]

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Negative Feedback?

Two articles from INC. caught my attention, (Why Great Bosses Rarely Give Negative Feedback, Backed by Science and Why Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Avoid the ‘Feedback Sandwich,’) as they connected with […]

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