Author: Brian Nichols

This year is a leap year as evidenced by today being February 29th.  It should also be a leap year for your leadership practices.  I know you have heard the…

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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein Earlier this week I began writing about the second new year for leaders. You can…

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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”  -Abraham Lincoln January 1st brings about a unique opportunity for school leaders that…

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For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. Mary Kay Ash One of the primary…

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All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. Albert Einstein Organizations will only improve as the people who work there improve their…

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“Please stop waiting for a map. We reward those who draw maps, not those who follow them.” – Seth Godin This is one of my favorite quotes from the book Poke the…

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“Promise to yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.” Anthony J. D’Angelo There is always a great deal of debate around educational…

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“Excellence is never an accident; cailis canadian farmacy it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many…

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The above video does not exemplify distributed leadership.  The manager in the video is delegating tasks.  Delegating responsibilities is very different from distributing leadership.  Distributed leadership is a powerful conceptual…

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“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” Jonathan Swift One of the cornerstones in propelling organizations forward is having a “Clearly Defined/Articulated Vision”.  This is referenced…

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In Why Talent Is Overrated, writer Geoff Colvin declares that the “conventional wisdom about ‘natural’ talent is a myth.”  If natural talent is a myth……What separates good leaders from truly great…

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“Anyone Who Has Never Made A Mistake Has Never Tried Anything New” Albert Einstein The movie “Groundhog Day” depicts the main character repeating the same day over and over until…

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