Unselfish Self Promotion

This post has been percolating for awhile. I never wrote it because I felt I couldn’t do it justice. That the idea was too important to not express it clearly. Besides, who in their right mind would defend self promotion? But this morning, I decided to throw caution to the wind. Why? What was the [...]


Letter to the PLP Staff (Community Building 101 Series)

Dear Staff, I have been thinking of you today. Thinking about your various roles within Powerful Learning Practice. Thinking about how I can help you (us) be more passionate about what you (we) do and how I can provide vision, hope, trust and inspiration as the leader of our company. This is “our” company you [...]


Leadership as Constructivist Learning

The idea of leader learner has actually been around for some time. Collective wisdom, collective efficacy, construction of knowledge collectively and collaboratively are all something that have grabbed my attention as of late. When I was in Ontario, keynoting the ECOO conference, I got into a very interesting conversation with a gentleman named Jeff about [...]


Reflective Leadership

Whenever two people meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. – William James It is sometimes frightening to observe the success which comes even to the outlaw with a polished technique. – Phillip [...]


Dream Catcher and Value Adder

I had an epiphany today. For most of you who lead change, run a company or ministry this is probably obvious. But for me– not so much. I was listening to John Maxwell on TV today and he shared something I had never considered. My mission, my purpose in all the work I do, whether [...]


The Notion of Leadership is Shifting

What do you think of when you try and define the concept leadership? I surveyed my Twitter community recently and was struck with the diversity represented as they grappled with the idea. Most of the definitions spoke to leadership belonging to a group broader than individual leaders.  Which is a shift from the dictionary definition: [...]


Leadership is…

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit about the shift in educational leadership that has occurred or has to occur in these changing times. What aspects of leadership works in this new era and what needs to shift in order to help school remain relevant in the lives of the students we serve. I [...]


The Fabric of Community- The Key to Transforming Education

I have been thinking a lot about how to manage the needed change process in education. Looks like a lot of folks have been playing with that idea as well. ISTE released their new NETS for ADMIN framing it as having the potential for – Transforming Education- Administrators play a pivotal role in determining how [...]


Web 2.0 Visioning Boot Camp for Educational Leaders

Will and I are excited to announce the inaugural Powerful Learning Practice Visioning Boot Camp for Educational Leaders to be held at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia this summer. You can get all of the details here, but the bottom line is we’ve put together a three-day event for a limited number (25) of [...]

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21st Century Workforce Readiness

I had the opportunity recently to facilitate a group of business, education, political and community leaders in a discussion about developing a workforce ready group of graduates in the 21st Century. I was given the task of relaying the experience. I have decided to share with you to see if you agree or disagree with [...]

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