Getting the Big Things Right: Priorities for School Leaders

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Priorities for School Leaders

Axios founder Jim VandeHei built his nimble, voracious media channel on five words: get the big things right. My mind immediately recalled VanderHei’s mantra when Drs. Smith and Lepine asked me to write a follow-up to their foundational blogpost, “Keeping a Kingdom Mindset.” How do transformational leaders get (and keep) the big things right? Big Thing #1: Posture In both … Read More

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Keeping a Kingdom Mindset

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Keeping a Kingdom Mindset

Is a Christian educator the same as an educator who is Christian? For that matter, does Christian education differ from education of or by Christians? Approaching education with a Kingdom mindset requires that the school and her leaders view all aspects of teaching, learning, culture, sports, and the arts through the lens of the grace and truth of Christ. All … Read More

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Earning the Right to Be Heard

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Earning the Right to Be Heard

When it comes to ministering to faculty, staff, students, and parents, we can’t give what we don’t have. We cannot expect to encourage others, stay patient, answer calmly, and use wisdom appropriately without consistently spending time in God’s Word, being connected at a Bible-believing church, and praying regularly over the school, faculty, and students.

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Leadership for the Long-Haul

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Leadership for the Long-Haul

When it comes to ministering to faculty, staff, students, and parents, we can’t give what we don’t have. We cannot expect to encourage others, stay patient, answer calmly, and use wisdom appropriately without consistently spending time in God’s Word, being connected at a Bible-believing church, and praying regularly over the school, faculty, and students.

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Creating Value

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Rising Leaders' Guide to Change and Innovation: Creating Value

Having permission to drive your own advancement gives a gentle nudge to think beyond the current circumstances or one’s current position and reflect on the skills and abilities that God has given you. Once an honest self-assessment is completed, a person can consider how to apply these abilities to the challenges facing the school.

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Guiding the Throttle of Change (Part 2)

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Rising Leaders' Guide to Change and Innovation Guiding the Throtle of Change Part 2

Effective change management requires that leaders throttle the rate of change for all stakeholders. Particularly during the recent pandemic, leaders have had to reduce or streamline long-term desired changes in order to make space for the changes necessary right now.

In the second part of “Guiding the Throttle of Change”, Ellen Barrett and Mark Dixon explain how you must slow down to go fast.

Rising Leaders’ Guide to Change and Innovation: Guiding the Throttle of Change (Part 1)

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Rising Leaders' Guide to Change and Innovation: Guiding the Throttle of Change

We are living in a time of rapid and forced educational change. In our role as school leaders, our passion for our product is what prompts us to identify changes needed in our schools. However, leaders do not always reflect on the distinct process that healthy change requires, particularly when circumstances force expeditious change. School leaders are faced with this … Read More