The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders: They Work Together
Another argument is brewing as Chandra tells her daughter, 10-year-old Rosie, to stop pestering her little brother, Dexter. As usual, Rosie ignores her and continues to tease her brother. This dynamic happens at least ten times a day and Chandra can’t see beyond the struggle. She’s furious with Rosie and annoyed with herself for not [...]
Optimistic Leaders Own Their Wisdom: Modeling Equity for Children
We all have headwinds and tailwinds — factors in our lives that either propel us forward or draw us back. As we prepare for our March Leading for Children (LFC) webinar, we invite you to think about these headwinds and tailwinds in the context of wisdom, considering how your personal and professional experiences shape your [...]
Optimistic Leaders Stay Steady Amidst Uncertainty
It was 2004, the fifth hurricane of the season was about to arrive in Florida, and my mom declared that she wouldn’t evacuate her home ever again. “I’m too old for this,” she insisted. Knowing that I was not going to change her mind, but unwilling to let her go through this alone, I decided [...]
The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leadership: A Day-by-Day Practice
Today’s blog is co-authored with Tara Skiles, Director of Professional Development for the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and a member of our Optimistic Leadership Council.