Situational Leadership in Action (Part 2)

Today's post is a continuation of last week's post, which is embedded within a larger multi-week series on Situational Leadership. Last week I ended by asking you to take time diagnosing people's readiness for a task.  We looked at two key terms.  The first was ability (and contrasting that with capability), and the second was... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership in Action (Part 1)

Last week I introduced the leadership style matrix and talked about how it provides a framework for thinking about leading differently in different situations (hence the term situational leadership).  Today we’re going to take a look at how leaders know which quadrant to lead from. To answer the question, "How should I lead in this... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership: An Overview

Today is the second post in a multi-week series on the Situational Leadership model; you can read the first post by clicking here. Last week I suggested that good leaders lead differently depending on the situation, and you may be wondering how that's even possible.  Let's start by looking at things from the perspective of... Continue Reading →

Situational Leadership: Setting the Stage

What makes an effective leader?  Think back over those leaders you have interacted with over your lifetime, whether personally or professionally.  What was it about them that made them effective?  Were they inspirational?  Did they challenge you?  Did they treat you as a person and invest in you relationally?  Did they give you autonomy?  Did... Continue Reading →


You may have noticed that the last two posts had a different flavor and voice. One of the things we're focused on here at DEEL is continually developing all ourselves in multiple ways, and that includes sharing information on and writing for this blog. This past month Lori Collins, our Teacher Support Coordinator, and Lauren... Continue Reading →

Got Data?

The world of education is filled with “buzz” words. Perhaps one of the most used (and potentially abused) “buzz” words is the word DATA; what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its usage in daily conversations about student learning. Schools are data-rich: state test scores, daily attendance, parent surveys, graduation rates, student... Continue Reading →

The Power of 360 Degree Feedback

On Tuesday, September 5, the DEEL team ventured to the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC to experience a three day training which included feedback from a 360 degree assessment that we completed a few weeks earlier. As a team we asked our peers, direct reports, supervisors and immediate bosses to complete a survey... Continue Reading →

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