“Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.”

As we sat around at halftime of the game, our coach said this with a calm and direct voice. I had been beating myself up over missed plays, mistakes, and mishaps in the first half, rather than looking ahead or staying in the present moment. “Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.” ItContinue reading ““Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.””

Reflecting and Celebrating

When creating our online course, one of the mini-lessons is on reflecting and celebrating. When I first started down my goal-setting journey, I set monthly goals. Looking back, it was crazy. I was setting goals like a mad man. The problem was I eventually burnt out. I do not like to think I ever failed.Continue reading “Reflecting and Celebrating”

Lessons Learned

I loved all the different stages of my educational career. From the cornfields of Crescent City to the south side of Chicago, I worked with fantastic teachers, staff, and students. The parents, school board members, and local leaders were very passionate about supporting local schools. They were times when I was not sure if myContinue reading “Lessons Learned”

Service Leadership or Self Sacrifice

I have seen leaders pushing themselves to the limits the past two years. It is easy for people to look at leadership and say they should be (fill in the blank). I begin to feel the pressure to do what others are saying. At times I hold my job too close to my heart. IContinue reading “Service Leadership or Self Sacrifice”

Business Service vs Customer Service

I am always impressed when I go to Chick-fil-A. Our family enjoys and appreciates the quality and consistency of the food. I appreciate when large organizations show clear evidence of guaranteed and viable systems. Chick-fil-A is one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains. The company operates more than 2,723 restaurants, primarily in theContinue reading “Business Service vs Customer Service”