Learnability: The Most Important Skill for School Leaders

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: School leaders face constant change which impacts their daily decisions. So they need a new skill set: learnability. Learnability can happen in three ways: (1) lead by asking better questions (2) cognitive flexibility to navigate change and adapt (3) unlearning and relearning allows leaders to be responsive to new problems. Review reflective questions for school leaders. Change is constant … Read More

What Do High-Performing School Teams Embrace?

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: High-performing schools use the talents, strengths, and knowledge of their staff to continue to improve and grow. Progress should be monitored with various scoreboards to see if the efforts for improvement are effective. High-performing schools embrace a mindset that focuses on what could or should be different, rather than hoping for improved outcomes. There are two types of schools. School … Read More

Episode 42: SEEing to Lead with Dr. Chris Jones

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How can we make faculty meetings look different and build impactful cultures in our schools? Dr. Chris Jones is the principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Massachusetts. He is the author of the book SEEingtoLead, and the host of the podcast by the same name. I sat down with Dr. Jones to find some answers and to learn … Read More

Aspiring Leaders Activate!

Joshua StamperBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Reflect on the upcoming school year to determine your goals. Share those goals with others to gain their support and collaborate on ways you could gain experience over the course of the year. Consider volunteering your time toward providing support to others. “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. … Read More