How About 25 Hours in a Day?

Have you ever heard someone say “There just aren’t enough hours in a day!” Being overwhelmed and stressed can bring about feelings of frustration, inadequacies, and even failure.  Every day, experts in the medical profession work with patients and prescribe treatments for stress relief. Numerous speakers, books, articles, and infomercials offer strategies for productive time […]

How May I Care For You?

How May I Care For You? I recently, contacted a local business and was greeted with “How may I care for you today?” I was quite taken back with this unusual greeting. You may have experienced this greeting, or perhaps “How may I serve you?” or, “Pleasure serving you.” Caring and serving are two powerful […]

Delight In Our Customers!

Delight In Our Customers! While traveling to Tampa, I took a few moments to review the flight magazine in the chair pocket in front of me. Besides playing sudoku, reviewing creative products to order, and finding out about the best doctors and restaurants in the country, travelers may stumble upon a meaningful article. This particular […]

“To Sell Is Human” Book Review

By Daniel Pink Check out my recent book review: Book Review by Dr. Susan Banke, CoachED “The only thing you got in this world is what you can sell. And the funny thing is you’re a salesman, and you don’t know that.” – Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, 1949) There is no shortage of […]

Boards Behaving Badly

I recently had the privilege of hearing Bill McGee discuss the importance of a positive relationship between the school leader and the school’s board of trustees. Bill has graciously allowed me to paste his article entitled “Boards Behaving Badly.” I’m confident it will benefit you and your role with your Board of Trustees WHEN BOARDS […]

Building a Professional Learning Community

“The best teams have talented people and the requisite skills, but they also possess a powerful third ingredient–community. It’s what separates the great teams from the good ones.” Chick-fil-A. The term professional or staff development has been used for years and meant educators were receiving opportunities for growth and enhancement. Recently, education has begun changing […]

Leadership Coaching May Be Your Best Asset

Scott Barron, School leader, visionary educator, School Growth Founder, and friend recently wrote this blog about Leadership Coaching and its value for school leaders. Check out Scott’s website at and discover the services School Growth provides for schools and school leadership. Executive leaders, including school chief administrators, overwhelmingly agree that, “It’s lonely at the […]

What Are You Good At?

The 2013-2014 school year has come to an end! Symbolically, the school doors close and those wonderful students won’t be seen again until August or around Labor Day for those schools in the north. Numerous Facebook comments have been posted by school leaders and teachers counting down the days by wearing numbered shirts and using […]

Who Can You Trust At School?

In the December, 2013 Forbes article, Glen Llopis listed “The Seven Reasons Employees Don’t Trust Their Leaders”. Mr. Llopis shared a recent Associated Press survey about Americans and their beliefs on trust. Two-thirds of Americans don’t trust each other. As Americans, we consistently process our interactions with people on the premise of “You just can’t […]