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Expand Your Circle of Influence

Expand Your Circle of Influence

How much time in your week do you spend on things you can't influence? Our circle of influence includes things we can affect directly. Our circle of concern includes things we worry about but may have not control over. Proactive people change the world because they...

Synergize

Our school logo is one of the best ways to illustrate the habit of synergy. When we balance our lives in all four ways (heart, mind, body, and soul) we become a better version of ourselves. When we neglect any one of these elements, we're not running on all four...

Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood

Seeking understanding about someone's thoughts or feelings, and for that matter - our own, gives clarity to a situation. If you ask any expert in fields related to personal or professional relationships, they will tell you that the key to success is communication....

Think Win-Win

Our Leader in Me habit this week is Think Win-Win! How can we think win-win when an episode in life is difficult or defeating?  I had two children come to me this morning, both experiencing a lose-win situation on the playground. Each of...

Begin with the End in Mind

How can we help our children to make good decisions? They are pummeled with choices every day and encouraged to make decisions about those choices. Smart, successful, and happy people use a clear and thoughtful process when making a decision. People usually say that...

Use the Pause Button

"While thumbing through a book, I came across an idea that changed my whole outlook - between what happens to us and our response is a space, and the key to our growth and happiness is how we use that space. " - Stephen Covey   This week's habit brings us back to...