Leadership - Steve Barkley

Leaders Modeling Professional Learning

I recently had the opportunity to engage in several conversations and to record a podcast with Chad Dumas, the author of Let’s Put the C in PLC: A Practical Guide for School Leaders. Chad’s website has a post view on Ten Elements of Principal Knowledge — 2-Page Overview of 10 Elements. I invited Chad to […]

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Encouraging Vulnerability: Permission to Screw-up

Based on a recommendation from Simon Sinek, I have been reading Permission to Screw-up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong by Kristen Hadeed, who is the founder and CEO of Student Maid. Hadeed began cleaning some homes as a college student who wanted a pair of jeans that her parents had […]

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Reframing Change

I recently connected with Heather Lyon, an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology for a suburban school district in Western New York and the author of Engagement is Not a Unicorn (It’s a Narwhal).  Heather kindly shared the following thoughts on how we perceive CHANGE. She presents a valuable framework for understanding the importance […]

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I found two articles about patience that caused me to ponder connections. The Harvard Business Review posted Becoming a More Patient Leader by David Sluss and Empowering Parents posted 4 Steps to More Patience as a Parent  by Denise Rowden. The Chambers English Dictionary defines patience as, “the quality of being able calmly to endure […]

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