Principals: Look Within for Solutions


This last week I went to the Carnegie Summit on Continuous Improvement. I sat in on Peter Senge’s workshop on System Leadership. I had not read his work or followed it since The Fifth Discipline and was quietly surprised by his latest thinking.  I felt like I was in a personal coaching session rather than … Read More


What’s the Kolbe A for Kids?


This last week some of us had the chance to take a skills inventory/assessment called Kolbe A that looks at our assets and acknowledges the way we approach both communication and problem solving. Since I took Insights (slightly different inventory with wicked accurate results) about six years ago, I’ve wanted to create an inventory for … Read More


Solving for the Unknown: Ed Tech and Equity


Just before the big snow storm on February 10, I went to New York for a meeting sponsored by Mimi Ito, Justin Reich and Danah Boyd—From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies.  There was a diverse and motley crew of entrepreneurs, researchers, funders, reporters and practitioners assembled in the Data … Read More