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Lead Like The Easter Bunny Part 2: Is Your Organization Running at Optimal Performance?

Posted by Brad Fischer on April 25, 2019

 

Now that you are Leading Like the Easter Bunny, I offer four more tips and sample questions for reflection that will help ensure you are getting the most from your team:

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Topics: leadership

Lead Like the Easter Bunny

Posted by Brad Fischer on April 23, 2019

I don’t mean to boast, but I’m the dapper, long-eared smiling rabbit in the photo. A few years ago on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, I became the Easter Bunny for the Danville Kiwanis Easter egg hunt. I gave out hugs, high fives, and photo ops with babies, little kids, big kids, and even adults. I stood in the center of a grassy field surrounded by thousands of eggs and watched kids ages 9 and under scurry to the colorful spots wrapping their tiny fingers around the eggs and plopping them into their decorative baskets. Perched on a bridge, I also had the pleasure of pulling the “release hatch” on a giant basket filled with hundreds of rubber duckies to start the duck race contest down White Lick Creek.

After my debut as the furry friend, I began reflecting on my experiences of the afternoon. Oddly, the lessons learned seemed eerily familiar to some of my experiences as a technology leader. And so, whether you are taking on the role of Easter Bunny or trying to become a better leader, I offer the following suggestions:

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Topics: leadership

Putting Time In Where It Counts: Active Directory and PowerShell

Posted by Alan Israel on February 28, 2019

The Problem: Time Management

Time management is a problem many IT departments face; often there is just not enough time to complete all the requests in the time they need to be completed by. This is especially true between the times of student registration and the first student day of school. The IT staff is burdened with making hundreds, if not thousands, of Active Directory user changes and new accounts. Active Directory serves as the central source of user accounts for a long list of applications including G Suite for Education, Microsoft Office 365, PIVOT, Canvas, Student Information Systems, Content Filters, and many more.

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Topics: 1:1, Managed Services, productivity, IT, computer technicians, leadership, administrators, engineering

Winding Down, Gearing Up

Posted by Keshia Seitz on April 20, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of the year again - SPRING! With warmer weather in the forecast and a little over a month left until summer vacation, many administrators struggle to find time to get everything done to finish up the school year. This time crunch makes it especially hard to research ways to help their teachers reflect on the year while also inspiring them to try & learn new things over the summer. If that’s you, then you are in luck! Below are a few easy ways that my schools “WIND DOWN” and “GEAR UP” for the new school year. Enjoy!

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Topics: professional development, teaching strategies, time outside the classroom, action planning, education, teaching, leadership, pyxis, administrators

Google Leadership Symposium Brings A Healthy Disregard For The Impossible

Posted by Brad Fischer on October 23, 2015

Too often a school’s recipe for technology integration feels something like the following:

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Topics: Google, Integration Services, education, leadership