June Blog: The “Kindness” Book

June Blog: The “Kindness” Book

The “Kindness” Book By Ed DeRoche “Kindness” is one of the topics to be presented at the Character Matters Conference at the end of this month. Last month, I received a copy of Thomas Lickona’s new book, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain (Penguin, 2018)….Read More >>

THE “HARD” PART ABOUT “SOFT SKILLS”

THE “HARD” PART ABOUT “SOFT SKILLS”

THE “HARD” PART ABOUT “SOFT SKILLS” By Ed DeRoche “Hard skills” are often thought of as the occupational skills necessary to complete the tangible elements of a job….”Soft skills” can be seen as the behavioral ways in which people go about their occupational tasks. Leadership requires a sophisticated approach to both. Brian Evje, Inc., Nov….Read More >>

THE PRINCIPAL: CHARACTER, COLLABORATION, COMMITMENT

THE PRINCIPAL: CHARACTER, COLLABORATION, COMMITMENT

APRIL 2018 BLOG by Ed DeRoche This blog was written as a direct result of reading David Brooks’s column, “Good Leaders Make Good Schools” which I will summarize below. The column topic reminded me of previous notes and publications that I wrote about school leadership. For example, several years ago, I published an article in…Read More >>

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