Monthly Archives: March 2016

PSEL: Leading by Listening

Several incidents in recent months are making me realize that one of the challenges of leadership, particularly leading groups of motivated individuals, is knowing how to pull back and make sure everyone has a chance to contribute. I’ve been in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Storytelling Animal

About the Book This book reviews the roles and uses people make of “narratives”, both the positives of using stories to teach cultural morals and negatives of people being deluded by their own stories and nightmares. I became interested in … Continue reading

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

About the Book Obstensibly, this book is about “self-segregation” or the idea that many African American students will, in fact, sit and work together in a racially mixed environment. Ultimately though, it is an explanation of how African Americans experience … Continue reading

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PSEL: Leadership in Ferris Bueller

Over the weekend, I had a chance to see the 80’s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and I saw that it presented some alternative views of leadership. The classic duel between hipster/prankster Ferris vs. the dictatorial Vice-Principal Rooney is a … Continue reading

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