Monthly Archives: August 2012

Originally posted on hippotential:
Is your business underperforming? If so, chances are high that your CFO or you as owner have determined that it is necessary to “manage the business by the numbers.” Reporting systems are put in place and…

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Are You A Leader Or A Boss?

By Chris LoCurto If you want to find out if you are a leader or just a boss, here’s a check-list that can help based on some of the best examples of great leaders I’ve known. A leader has passion, … Continue reading

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The Five Dysfunctions: A blueprint for a more effective team

Originally posted on Peak Performance Solutions Blog:
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Model According to Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling business book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, for a team to be truly effective, they must overcome these five dysfunctions:…

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Trust in Teams

Originally posted on simplifypersonalproductivity:
Today’s workplace is filled with teams and team work is critical to the success of businesses.  It allows people to accomplish more by working with others than they would individually.  As leaders we trust the team…

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Team communication: ground rules

Originally posted on Performance Focus:
Explore every person’s ideas fully and politely. Discipline yourself to listen and understand others’ ideas. Don’t argue or debate but explore and support. Demonstrate your openness and trust in others. Be an active contributor and…

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What Lousy Leaders Can’t Do

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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success

By Anu Partanen The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence. Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system dramatically, but how? READ MORE….. REBLOGGED From: THE  ATLANTIC http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/what-americans-keep-ignoring-about-finlands-school-success/250564/

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Farewell Stephen Covey

Originally posted on balance3:
 Author Stephen Covey died last month, age 79 (from complications arising from a bicycle accident!).  The best known of his books is “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, but I first met him between the covers…

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Over 200 users on UClass already!

Originally posted on UClass Blog:
It has been only 9 days since our launch and  over 200 users are on United Classrooms! Teachers sign up free at UClass.org. If you haven’t watched our demo video yet, spend the time to…

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RSU 57 – Massabesic Schools – student-centered learning

RSU 57 has been moving toward performance-based, student-centered learning for more than a decade.  Discovering comprehensive models – The Art and Science of Teacher, RISC – that synthesized the various elements of “best practice” encouraged the district to commit to … Continue reading

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