Five for Friday November 13-17, 2023

The Assistant Principal Podcast

Nov 17 2023 • 19 mins

Hello Colleagues and welcome to another 5 for Friday episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast!

Today’s shout out goes to… Those of you reaching out to me via email and LinkedIn! It inspires me to keep going. Specifically, I’d like to thank:

  • Darius Coulibaly
  • Kelly Scarbrough
  • Valerie Jones
  • Annette Brown

And a special thanks to Tammi Barker who wrote:

I listen to your podcasts on my way to work as I just promoted to a VP in July. Your podcasts motivate and reinspire me when I’m feeling overwhelmed or defeated. This is the first position that I’ve never been able to complete all of my work before going home. I’m am learning quickly that it will consist of many more of those days. I am working on changing my mindset and trying to rebalance my work and home life.

Tammi dm’d me on LinkedIn on a day I was feeling very low and was questioning whether or not I even wanted to record a five for Friday (last week’s, not this one). She turned my whole day around  in a text that took two minutes to compose.

This s a great example of how simple and easy it is for us to exert positive power by lifting up others.

And… Tammi heard about the show via her supervisor. I do not have a strong social media presence and most of our growth comes from word of mouth, so if you don’t have time to be present with someone and nurture them, consider forwarding this show to them instead.

Okay, let’s get to the week’s emails.

Today’s episode of Five for Friday recaps the strategic leadership emails for the week of November 13-17, 2023.

  1. The week’s emails:

The takeaway:

Obvious takeaway for this week: ASK PEOPLE REFELCTIVE QUESTIONS!

Sometimes I think I repeat myself too much, that it is so simple. But then I think about my own leadership, how I am dialed into presence, how I know the questions by heart, and how my sone Colin walked into my office this morning and I barely acknowledged him and did not ask any questions at all. We all fall down on this stuff, we are all too busy. And so I keep emphasizing the power of presence and of asking the right questions. It’s as much for me and those of us who know and try as it is for those of you who are just hearing this for the first (or second) time. Collin edits our Five for Friday episodes, so I can say here Collin, I’ll do better being present with you next time. And you my dear colleague, who do you need to commit to being more present with? A peer at work, your partner, or maybe even – yourself.

That is this week’s Five for Friday rendition of The Assistant Principal Podcast.

Thank you for including me on your leadership journey.

I look forward to seeing you again next Tuesday when I dig into the six dimensions of organizations. The six dimensions framework is foundational to so much of what I talk about.

Please remember to subscribe and rate this podcast. As I record this, we have 21 ratings and 6 reviews – we are inching forward! Remember increasing those numbers helps others find the show and I really appreciate hearing from you. If you can’t rate the show, at least help others find it by forwarding the show link to a colleague. Please! You’ll be helping leaders like those mentioned at the top of the show find a PD source that improrves both life and leadership.

I’m Frederick Buskey and thank you again for joining me on this episode of the Assistant Principal Podcast. Have a great weekend, get outside, laugh, and live! Cheers!


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