Coaching Letter #73

Happy Presidents’ Day. I hope you’ve been able to disconnect from work today. This Coaching Letter is about lots of things, but mostly about the idea of "complicating the narrative".  And how that should impact our decision-making. I was a first-year principal when the Columbine shootings happened. I have written about this before, and [...]

2019-02-19T16:10:27+00:00February 18th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Coaching Letter #72

Good evening, and I hope you had a relaxing weekend. I was asked to do some consulting for a public defender’s office in another state. They are working with new lawyers and training them to be public defenders, and wanted help making their training more in line with best practices in adult learning. This [...]

2019-02-11T06:07:19+00:00February 10th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|

Getting Micro: Leadership, Dialogue and Moments

Over the course of five hours, I had the opportunity to shadow a leader I have long admired.   I sat in this superintendent’s meetings, followed her as she strolled corridors, observed her conversations with educators, and listened to how she spoke with leadership teams.   It was mesmerizing.   While this leader has granted me permission [...]

2019-02-08T18:51:14+00:00February 8th, 2019|Leadership at the Center|

Coaching Letter #71

Good evening, I hope you’re doing well. The Super Bowl is on.  This year, like so many others, I ordered wings for the boys and put on the game. But for various reasons, I’m the only one in front of the TV right now, and without anyone to explain to me what’s going on, [...]

2019-02-04T09:47:50+00:00February 4th, 2019|Stevenson Coaching Letter|