Case Study: Communicating During a Crisis
Situation: A client that sought advice on how to streamline their protocols when dealing with a crisis. In the past, there was confusion around how and who was to respond during a crisis. When a crisis did occur, they found
What’s on the other side of your (COVID) Mountain?
When COVID hit the US in earnest about a year ago, superintendents everywhere were having to react and pivot (a word I now loathe) on a minute-to-minute basis. Things really were changing that fast.
The Media: Friend or Foe
I have a background in journalism and media relations so it’s easy for me to say, “the media is your friend!” But maybe you’ve been burned and are looking over your shoulder for Joan Callamezzo and her “gotcha girls” from
How and Why Professional Surveys Drive Better Communication
It’s hard to be effective with your communication until you’ve walked a mile in the shoes of your audience. At the very least, a survey to gauge the audience’s thoughts and feelings surrounding the topics at hand is essential. Consequently,
The Most Important Planning Tool for Pretty Much Everything
In cleaning out my office this weekend, I found a sticky note that I jotted from over ten years ago. It was some tidbit of knowledge from a conversation that I must have had at the time with Steve Avakian.
Financial Communications: The Wisdom of Star Trek’s Dr. Spock
As someone with older siblings I grew up with a steady diet of Star Trek episodes. Although I’m not a Trekkie, the characters are timeless. Spock was among the most unique and, frankly, interesting to me. He is a being
COVID-19: Best remote learning practices to put into place now
As we work to navigate through the uncharted territory that is “remote learning,” it is easy to feel overwhelmed with when and how often to communicate with your community and staff.
From the Podcast: Leadership Development with Diane Egbers
We Love Schools returns from the winter break with a conversation about breaking through leadership barriers. Leadership development is about being intentional and deliberate. Diane Egbers, CEO of Leadership Excelleration, joins the podcast to explain further and discuss the development
From the Podcast: Diversity and inclusion in schools
Discussing creating systemic diversity and inclusion in schools
From the Podcast: The impact of team leadership development
Discussing the important impact of team leadership development
From the Podcast: Using outdoor education to spark creativity
Using outdoor education to spark creativity
From the Podcast: How to adjust to changes in an urban school district
Discussing how to adjust to changes in an urban school district