leadership

When and How to Say, "I Was Wrong"

Dr. Barbara Kellerman and Justin Snider with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic For leaders of all sorts, apologizing is an art form. Leaders must know when to apologize, how to apologize and at times how to say "my bad" without acknowledging guilt, wrong doing or legal responsibility. Tune in and get the cliff's notes on offering a wise mea culpa.
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Dealing With the Death of a School or School Program

Debbie Sullivan with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic The least talked about stage of organizational development is the death of an organization. When a school or program must close, employees lose jobs, student lose their teachers, beloved traditions die and a dream is again deferred. Lost jobs can provoke community anger, denial, grief, and often finger pointing at the leader. How can a leaders step up with compassion and wisdom when a program is forced to close down?
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Privacy in the Cyber-Space Era: Have We All Become Public Figures?

Robert S. Peck and Brandy Ward with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic With the growth and popularity of social network, the meaning privacy is being redefined. How can a school administrator prevent staff, parents of students from posting unflattering, private or inappropriate information about the school or staff on line?
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Can the Pedagogical Divide Between Early Childhood and Elementary Educators be Bridged?

Valora Washington and Laura Bornfreund with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic Do children learn best through play or through listening to their teacher? Is it more important for young children to learn to pass tests or to explore their world? Different belief systems between early childhood professionals and elementary school educators have fostered long standing conflicts. Today, we'll look at how to reconcile those differences.
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When Leaders Flunk: The Critical Role of Failure to Success in Education

Megan McArdle and Justin Snider with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic There's so much at stake in educating our children and we've tried so many strategies that have failed, that there is little tolerance today for educational leaders who fail to deliver results. But our guest argues that even in this age of high stakes accountability, failure is critical to success in education and must be embraced, de-stigmatized and encouraged.
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