Lead Others & Be Led

I am so thankful for all of the encouragement I received throughout my first series (The Unlikely Places From Which Success is Born). I thought I would focus this next series on Professional Growth and include not only the things that I think are critical to success in any position or in attaining the next … Continue reading Lead Others & Be Led

Be Faithful in the Little Things…

I shared in my last post that faith means taking the “next best step”. The other thing I think about when it comes to faith in the context of our professional journey is the success that can come when we are “faithful in the little things.” You may not be in the leadership position that … Continue reading Be Faithful in the Little Things…

Faith Means Taking the “Next Best Step”…

I’ve shared that success can be born out of failure and even out of fear. But I would also say that great success can come from a place of faith. One of the reasons why I LOVE spending time with my #sistersupt, Dr. LaTonya Goffney is because when I spend time with her, I feel … Continue reading Faith Means Taking the “Next Best Step”…

Fear Propels Us To Success…

I have been sharing that success is not a destination but rather it is found in our journey - and that journey can sometimes looks like failure. That journey can also look like fear. I have loved sharing with the Aspiring Superintendent Academy at TASA Midwinter for the past several years and this is the … Continue reading Fear Propels Us To Success…

Failure Prepares Us For Success…

In my last post I shared a play by play on my many athletic failures before I found a passion and talent in swimming. I will admit that it is easy to laugh at silly athletic failures from my childhood. It is altogether different to talk about adult failures in our professional work. I remember … Continue reading Failure Prepares Us For Success…

Failure Primes Us for Success…

I learned about failure at an early age.  If there is one defining physical characteristic about me, it is the fact that I am tall - and grew up tall. For any of my readers who can relate (say, 5'10 and taller), you all understand the very real challenges of the simplest things in life: … Continue reading Failure Primes Us for Success…

Unlikely Places…

Later this week I have the incredible opportunity to speak at the Texas Council of Women School Executives’ (TCWSE) Spring Conference. When I saw the theme of the conference – “Refined by the Fire,” I knew immediately what I wanted to share… the unlikely places from which success is born.  So often we think of … Continue reading Unlikely Places…