Tag Archives: strengths

Organizing Resources to Share

I’m continuing my Time Management for Leaders Series with a post that connects to one of my strengths, Input. In my post Using Your Strengths at Work, I wrote about my Input strength: “People strong in the Input theme have a … Continue reading

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Presume Positive Intentions

“If you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln  Teaching and leading are incredible jobs!  The days are long, but the rewards are great (when we have the patience to wait for … Continue reading

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Turning Talents into Strengths

Strengths are becoming a new theme on this blog.  Three years ago I wrote Coming from a place of strengths, about my reflections on my first Strength Finder experience.  A month ago I wrote Using your strengths at work .  When I wrote … Continue reading

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Using Your Strengths at Work

In an earlier post, Coming from a place of strengths, I wrote about my experiences taking the strength-finder quiz at least two times in my life. Two years later, I am reflecting on my strengths once again. Today I’m wondering how I … Continue reading

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Strength-Based Coaching

The strength-based movement has been around for quite a while. It was at least ten years ago when I read the first Strength Finder book (after my principal at the time gave it to me as a gift). Since then, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Here and Now

Hi blog! Hi readers! It feels like it’s been forever since I was here. In the last few weeks, I have not felt very mindful about anything other than my stress levels. But after an emotional week, I unwittingly did … Continue reading

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I love Coaching!

I can’t say it enough – I love coaching! I love being an instructional coach, I love receiving coaching feedback on my leadership, and I love observing coaching. Some of my happiest days at work lately have revolved around my … Continue reading

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The Joys of Teaching & Learning

I had an amazing week at work last week! I feel the need to capture this happiness (for my happy file!) before the next round of stress begins. I spent two days with some stellar Studio Classroom teachers, examining our … Continue reading

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Professional Job Seekers Wanted

In my current role, as well as my former role as a principal, I participate in many interview panels for various positions. I am always amazed at the level of preparation evident (or not evident) during interviews. I have been … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Belief

B: Belief In my [humble] opinion, another important aspect of reflection is belief. Belief in yourself, your strengths, your ability to overcome challenges, your desire to change when needed and stay strong when necessary. Leadership is often lonely and isolated.  … Continue reading

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