3 Actions to Inspire Your Courage to Press On

Living your fullest life doesn’t come without challenges. You need the courage to press on. Even when you approach life with optimism and hope, something happens that rocks you to the core. A chiding voice swells up within your head to remind you of your imperfections. Frozen in fear, [...]


Three Thoughts to Inspire Your Change Effort

Facing change efforts—large or small—can be overwhelming. Individuals, companies, schools—we all need a little inspiration and encouragement to press on.  Here are a few thoughts to consider if you are leading a change effort.  How to be present . . . Tiffany Delmore suggests actions leaders should take on [...]


Variation – It’s Everywhere

Variation—it is natural, cannot be eliminated, but it can be controlled Understanding variation in the context of quality has helped me to realize that we can learn from and control variation. I can recollect moments early in my career as an educator, fighting variation—wanting all the student papers to look the [...]


What Drives Data and Decision Making?

What does it mean to be data-driven? The term “data-driven decision making” has become an overused phrase in business and education. What does it really mean? Does data “drive” decisions? One of the fallacies of being “data-driven” is the assumption that it provides the answers or solutions to our [...]