The Truth About Ensuring Teacher Quality

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times “The Right People, at The Right Time, doing The Right Thing, in The Right Place, with The Right Attitude” as the key to […]

Foolproof Tips for a Killer Opening Day Speech!

No pressure…. but the welcome back speech by a school administrator sets the tone for the entire year.  Let’s throw out the stiff typical speech and use some of the below tips for a […]

How to Use Your Team to Identify REAL Issues.

In one of my recent blogs, 6 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Solution Finding Team, I reference how important it is to use your team to identify real issues, develop ideas for solutions, and utilize […]

How To Use Icebreakers To Stand Out

I stood in front of 300 teens, I had 3 hours, a microphone and a screen behind me for my Powerpoint.  It was just them and me…. and probably the most fun I have […]

How to Manage Time Like a Wizard

For the 2nd “R” of Management, I thought I’d take us to Middle Earth.  In The Hobbit, Gollum asks Bilbo five riddles.  Can you guess the answer to the fifth riddle below: This thing […]

People Matter…Say My Name!

Dear Judy, Please accept this letter as a true indication of my most sincere apologies for scaring the crap out of you today.  But you looked so frustrated as you ran after that bus, […]

What My First Job as a Manager Taught Me

What My First Job as a Manager Taught Me I dropped my kids off today at overnight summer camp, the exact same summer camp that I went to as a kid, and the exact […]

When is it OK to Lose Your Cool?

When is it OK to Lose Your Cool? When is it ok to publicly lose your cool as a leader?  um… well… it’s not! When you teach school, there is a phenomenon known as […]

How I Listen Like a Boss

There is a person in my life, who I love very much.  This person has many amazing qualities and is a force to be reckoned with; this person is also legally deaf.  (It is […]


Hire the Right People My dad, who managed for 34 years of his life,  always preached the Five R’s to success in management. The Right People in The Right Place at The Right Time […]