TregoED Blog — Problem Solving

6 Core Values of Courageous Leadership

ESSA State plans are in – it’s time to get to work! Many will focus on the end result through accountability goals and assessment – but not necessarily on finding root cause for why expectations are not being met. Lasting and effective change is possible when we look at the data to identify true cause.  Read the full article…

Soft Skills: Evidence shows: Spend a Little, Gain a Lot!

There’s something about the term “soft” skills that sounds “less than” – something less important or real than that which is “hard” – think evidence, news, work, etc. But this is a misconception -it’s often the “soft skills” (e.g. teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, communication, self-awareness) that differentiate leaders and allow them to excel. When a leader Read the full article…

What drives your School’s Culture?

It is interesting how social media has played such a role in the way culture is developed today.  When we look at organizations, whether it is the largest companies in the world – Google, Microsoft, Cargill or school districts – Charlotte-Mecklinburg, Orange County, Florida, Iredell-Statesville, how is culture created and nurtured?  How is sustained?  I Read the full article…

Problems as Opportunities?

I’m sure you have heard variations of the old adage declaring problems are opportunities in disguise.  I don’t know about you, but when I am in the midst of a problem, it rarely feels like an opportunity!  When facing escalating conflict, finger-pointing, panic and blame-fixing, “opportunity” is not what leaps to mind.  Sometimes, though, seemingly Read the full article…

Critical Thinking: Spanning the Generations

This blog was previously posted by Diane Sandahl on the  Kepner-Tregoe’s blog. TregoED is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve critical thinking and decision-making skills among students (Gen Z) and educators using KT’s methodologies. Welcome to the 21st century—where views on technology, work ethic and cultural diversity are strikingly different from generation to generation. The Read the full article…