The best time to plant a tree

The best time to plant a tree

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”-Chinese Proverb The same is true of an ideal week. I was inspired to see one of my favorite school leaders tackle her ideal week recently during the pandemic. It makes sense to do...

Unhelpful stories

The stories we tell ourselves are powerful and at times, unhelpful. When you have repeated a story to yourself for years, it is easy to slide into these mental grooves and accept them as a fact. In time, you begin to resist certain actions because ‘that’s not who I...
Do it in public

Do it in public

One way to be more productive is to announce your goals in public. Don’t be fooled, it may feel easier to work in private (and in secret). The stakes are low when you don’t achieve the goal no one else knew existed. It can be scary to say to other leaders,...