Leader’s Corner – Appreciate Leadership & Positive Framing

As you plan for the future, consider the ideas and support of others throughout the district and community. One leader alone cannot carry the burden of planning for the unknown. Develop a shared leadership approach and consider using these five core strategies of Appreciative Leadership to engage your staff:  Inquiry, Illumination, Inclusion, Inspiration, and Integrity. … More Leader’s Corner – Appreciate Leadership & Positive Framing

Leader’s Corner – Support for Continuity of Learning Plan

One aspect of your Continuity of Learning Plan you may want to monitor early is your strategy for communication. We have created an example for how one district, Pleasant Valley Public Schools, has used the IPOF model to document how they will monitor their communication during the coming weeks. Before you jump into the example, think about the importance of monitoring your communication strategy. … More Leader’s Corner – Support for Continuity of Learning Plan

Leader’s Corner – Small System Cycles

In last month’s issue, Data-Driven Decision-Making, we shared with you a set of five questions that can help frame how you look at using data to inform decisions in your district or building. Data is used to help clarify district priorities and goals as you determine your focus for a small system cycle. Now, let’s take a look at the use of data through the lens of the IPOF model. We have all heard before, “start with the end in mind,” so let’s start with the output. … More Leader’s Corner – Small System Cycles

Leader’s Corner – Data-driven, Decision-making Organizations

Imagine for a minute the multitude of data you have at your fingertips in the age of technology. It may seem that you have too much data and don’t even know where to start. That is a common refrain heard from leaders. You may have heard of the phrase “data rich and information poor.” … More Leader’s Corner – Data-driven, Decision-making Organizations