Ten Rules for Lutheran Administrators

One of my favorite television shows is NCIS. The lead character, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, has a set of rules that he developed that direct his personal and professional life. Each rule is numbered and his subordinates are expected to know the rules by number. Over my years in administration, I have attempted to follow a set of rules that I have found channel my actions and decisions. Read my top ten... Read More

Super Stuff

Want to be a more productive church worker, learn about screen addiction or solve that perfectionism? Read More

Leaders are Readers

This edition's book reviews: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More, and Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results... Read More

Musings of a Lutheran School Old-Timer

"...A stream of consciousness-type list of principles I’ve lived by, reflections on a long journey in school leadership, an attempt at a pithy set of what worked some or most of the time for me, some random thoughts, and daring advice you can take or leave, hopefully some food for thought, and maybe even some 'aha' moments for you..." Read More

Thanks for the Memories

A little reflection on how things have changed (and not changed…) Read More

Time is Changing in Gates High School

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Redefining My Comfort Zone

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Leading Lutheran Schools in 2018

It is May, and you’re supposed to be tired. When people are weary there are greater possibilities for meltdowns (parents, students, teachers), but there are also opportunities for new growth during stress-filled times... Read More