"Life without knowledge is death in disguise." -- Talib Kweli What are you learning? What do you want to know? Are you open to what life brings to the table? "Professional development" is just a fancy way of saying learning. You have to keep learning and because anything that does not grow is dead. Seek … Continue reading Be Intent on Knowing
A leader's time is valuable. Well, everyone's time is valuable but, monetarily, a leader, more so than those who support him or her, is seen to have more valuable time. So (s)he is not expected to engage in the day to day tasks that the support staff is expected to do. That's not to say … Continue reading I Got a Story to Tell
The time it takes to make yourself a bit better every day is worth it. it's easier to build strength than it is to repair brokenness. So build yourself up everyday, piece by piece. Apply for a job. Read a book. Write an article. Run a few miles. Because the alternative is rely on social … Continue reading The Time It Takes
I fundraise. I fundraise for a relatively small PS-8 independent school. I fundraise for a relatively small PS-8 independent school that is in one of the most educated metropolitan areas in the nation per capita. Yet, when I look at the school, I see that it is only 30% "diverse" (minority). I don't know the … Continue reading Why I Love What I Do
I've recently started a new role in which I've been afforded more resources than I've ever previously had. I have the money needed to learn, try, (hopefully not) fail, and do it all again. I'm able to go to conferences and buy books that will help me be better at what I do. I can … Continue reading Your Team Needs Resources
Success is a process. You find what does work and what doesn't. Some things work 47% of the time, kind of work 32%, and, the other 21%, they flop. That's how this blogging thing is. I started off with themed topics daily (Motivational Monday, Tech Tuesday, Well-Dressed Wednesday, Trending Thursday, and Financial Friday) for the … Continue reading Shaking It Up: A Call For Content and Contributors.
"If it's free, Deryle knows about it." -- My Grandma I'm all for free things. If it's free, I want two of them. And that goes for education too. If your employer is giving you opportunities to learn for free, take them. If they're not offering them, seek the opportunies out and present them to … Continue reading Take Advantage