Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

We should all be grateful, thankful, and offer remembrance to the millions of men and women who have served our country and who have sacrificed for our freedom. They are heroes, they are everyday people, they are leaders.

Friday, May 21, 2010


As I reflect on leadership, administration, public service, endings, and beginnings, I find the same connections between successful people and relationships. As social beings, we seek the benefits of friendship, mentorship, collegiality - in work, personally, in civic clubs, sports, and hobbies. The people are who/what "matter" insofar as leadership and change, and growth and progress are concerned.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Beginnings

On a personal level, I am very excited about the new beginnings I am about to "encounter". I have weeks left in a job I have held for several years at a place I have learned and grown for the past thirteen years. It will be bittersweet to leave the many relationships I have had the privilege of building over the years. I am confident that many of the relationships will sustain the transition and my departure. What is most exciting is that I am about to join a school family in another community that has a rich history, strong continuity, and strong community ties. It is an honor to have been selected to join this new learning organization. My hope is to meet/greet/start to build relationships with the people and then find out their needs and wants; and my hope is to be able to work together and lead in as collaborative manner as practical in the best interests of the students, faculty & staff, parents, members of the board, and the community in general. It is fantastic to have this opportunity for new beginnings!! This will be a series of true leadership experiences and opportunities for learning and growth.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

International Leadership Thoughts ... see description and link to other blog

From another blogger in the blogosphere: Inspirational Leader Vs Good Leader – What’s the difference? "There is a thin line between a good leader and an inspirational leader. A leader has ‘vision’, as well as an understanding of strategy, the use of power and drive, while an inspirational leader goes beyond all this and achieves more. What maketh an inspirational leader? - People who have the passion and zeal to do something different and have the power to encourage people to follow?" Posted by: Posted by Asma Zaineb Linked to me from: Praveen Kumar Sr. Executive-Business Development at CommLab India To read the complete article, please click on