TregoED Blog — Building Leadership Capacity

It’s Complicated: Leading in a VUCA World

“Running a school district is one of the toughest most complex jobs in America – John Kim, Senior Lecturer @HBS during A Seat at the Table: Strategies and Tips for Complex Decision Making Webinar Education leaders are living in a VUCA world – a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity as they face Read the full article…

6 Benefits of Shared Decision Making in Turbulent Times

Back in the good old days of 2019, in November and December we were in the thick of it – getting settled into the true rhythm of the typical school year.  There were plenty of decisions to be made, problems to be solved, plans to implement, programs to assess. These days things are a bit Read the full article…

Common Tools are the Secret Sauce of Agile Leadership

Education leaders have certainly had their hands full developing emergency plans to protect students, employees and the community while ensuring education continuity. Most school districts have cleared the first few hurdles of returning to school, but they still face unchartered territory.    Leading successfully through all the ripples, (which sometimes felt like tsunamis) caused by today’s Read the full article…

4 Steps to Prepare for Departing Leadership

Anyone familiar with theater recognizes the concept of the understudy – the person who learns another’s role to be able to step in on short notice and play the part.  Preparing for sudden departures, turnovers, and the Silver Tsunami in education, means building the leadership capacity.  Planning for vacancies is an essential investment to avoid the costs Read the full article…

Teams Need the Right Tools to SOAR!

Now – maybe even more than ever- critical work of schools and districts is being done in teams.  Give those teams the right tools to soar! Collaboration almost always improves output quality, but the current environment has created some new team challenges and exacerbated some old ones.  Some challenges we are currently seeing include: Technology Read the full article…

Leadership Development Key to Effective Decisions

Education leaders have a lot on their decision-making plates.  Many find decision making has become far more complex because of different levels of urgency and focus. Leaders routinely have to deal with issues as widely diverse as operations, instructional leadership, equity, and student safety.  Bandura (2000),  once stated “When faced with obstacles, setbacks, and failures, those Read the full article…

Top Blogs for Ed Leaders 2019

Our blogs are one way that we can share our experience in education and leadership and the great work that is being done districts by forward-thinking school leaders.  Check out our most read blogs of 2019: Initiative Overload:  Part 1 Can You Really Do It All? There is no shortage of worthwhile initiatives out there, Read the full article…

In Results We Trust

Last night I watched “Free Solo”, a documentary about Alex Honnold, the first person to successfully free solo climb Yosemite’s El Capitan.  The feat is unimaginable: hanging tetherless from tiny finger and toeholds thousands of feet about the valley floor. It looks terrifying to me, but I never expected him to be so open to Read the full article…

Hiring a Linchpin Principal

linch·pin /ˈlin(t)SHpin/ A person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization. “A good principal is the linchpin of student achievement in their building.” A pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position. “Without a good principal at the helm, the wheels will fall off the wagon.” Either definition Read the full article…

Good Leadership is Good Leadership

Back in the day, as union president, I had a few people come to me saying that the principal’s observations were not valid because he/she did not understand the content, for example, in a foreign language classroom. The principal’s response? “Good teaching is good teaching.” It is with that perspective that I started watching some Read the full article…