Category: Embodying Visionary Leadership

There is no question that educational leaders today deal with a relentless stream of competing demands, requiring them to work at a rapid pace, shifting quickly from one task to…

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Outside of school, most people apply learning across disciplines, scenarios, and experiences. For a majority of our lives as students, we are taught in a system that creates blocks of…

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This post was originally published by Johnny Bevacqua at Figuring It Out I have the best job in the world. Being around talented, passionate, inquisitive, creative, compassionate and fun people is…

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To simplify the notion of innovation, it is something that is both new (either invention or iteration) and better. Innovation is not about the “stuff”, but about a way of…

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“Being realistic is the most commonly travelled road to mediocrity.” Will Smith Maybe it’s because I have been listening to “motivational speeches” on 8Tracks, or maybe because I have been…

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Our high school football team (American football) is headed for the state championship game this weekend (You can see their championship game promo here.)
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Two years ago when these senior players were sophomores, their team won no games. It was a painful experience for everyone.

But the coaches and players rallied around a new vision, and now they are reaping the harvest of their hard work.

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to say a few words to the team. So I shared with them one of my favorite stories from history: the epic battle of Little Round Top. Read More Going For Gold: An Essential Element