Tag: time management

Balance is a popular word among life coaches and leadership authors. As important as it is to remember to invest in the meaningful areas of your life, too many people place unrealistic expectations upon themselves. Living a life of meaning does not mean being perfect. This is misperception is not only unrealistic, it is also […]

Read More PMP:117 Your Time – Are you Making the Most of Each Moment?

I have been paying a lot of attention to mental health lately, and the connection it has to social media, learning, and teacher wellness.  Part of this focus is because this seems to be more of a challenge in education than it has ever been (or maybe people are just more open about it), but … [Read more…]

Read More Saying “Yes” To Yourself

My first year as a school administrator, I was determined to be a leader who followed through on requests from teachers.


What I didn’t anticipate was how many requests I would receive in a day. After a while, I began to learn to some habits that helped manage requests more wisely. So, here are some suggestions on how to prioritize so many competing demands:

1. Give up Your’Savior’Complex

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can find the solution to every problem in your building.

During my first year, in a typical hour as I walked through hallways and classrooms, I would often be stopped two or three times with requests. I would write down each request on a legal pad I carried with me. By the end of the day, I had pages of notes. Then I would sit down that evening or the next morning to follow-up on them.

Bad idea. Read More Tips On Better Managing Requests

“I’ve come to realize that I’m not the only one that wishes I had more capacity to do the things I really want to do as a leader.” I said…

Read More Leadership and Capacity

This past week was a challenging one.  I left campus on Friday feeling beaten-up, stressed-out and discouraged.  Don’t worry too much about me…I’ll get over it, but it has led…

Read More Think you have arrived? Think again.