Key Ingredient for Success? Leadership Rounding

Leader rounding may be the most important tactic to help leaders engage individuals in the work environment. By rounding, we mean making the rounds, checking in with employees—but it’s really much more than that. It’s all about the follow through. Following up not only demonstrates your commitment to the institution, but to the ideas and […]

Customer Rounding to Find Real Solutions

Rounding is so much more than simply communicating with employees. It gives leaders the opportunity to see where gaps exist and make changes to help their organizations run more efficiently. Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) understands this concept and is using rounding practices to deliver better customer service. NIA serves 40 public school districts and provides […]

Making Conversations Count in the Edgerton School District

Engaging employees in intentional conversations is always a good idea, and can be especially powerful in the first 90 days of employment. The Edgerton School District (ESD), located in southern Wisconsin, uses rounding and 30/90-day conversations with employees to systematically make all voices count. ESD leaders engage with new employees in an intentional “interview” after 30 […]

Making a Difference Comes Full Circle

Do you ever stop and think to yourself, “Wow, if I hadn’t had that particular experience, I wouldn’t be in the place and position I am in today?” For Quisha Wesley, a TeacherReady® alumna, this was a familiar and frequent thought that came full circle this month at Studer Education’s℠ What’s Right is Education conference […]

Helping Employees Live Up to Their Highest Potential

Onboarding Effective onboarding practices are critical to an organization’s performance management. In an age of continuous change, it’s more critical than ever to ensure that employees are continuously onboarded in order to do what they need to be doing to meet the organization’s goals. In fact, this is one of the five areas that organizations need to […]

High-Performing Organizations Make Valuable Use of Employee Forums

Employee Forums (Communication) High-performing organizations make a real commitment to employee communication, not only at the department level, but also at the administrative level. Every organization should conduct employee forums or town hall meetings led by senior leaders. This allows employees to hear key messages, be informed on key issues, and focus on what they can do […]

When to Push & When to Hold Back

Leading Employees in a Positive Direction Knowing when to push people or the organization forward, and when to hold back while still getting forward movement, is an important part of the art and science of leadership. Being a leader (which includes leading students to achieve) is about being able to manage the gap between where […]

Connecting Hearts and Minds

We have worked in education for a long time. Each of us has found that people who are the most successful in aligning actions to achieve the desired results in a department, division, or organization have certain characteristics in common. These characteristics come together in one overarching skill: the ability to connect with both the […]

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