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Cathy Lassiter

Leading from a Courageous Mindset

Guest Blog by: Cathy Lassiter, Author, Everyday Courage for School Leaders

In your work as a school leader, you have probably found yourself in situations that caused some anxiety or fear. You struggled to do the right thing according to your core values but the fallout might bring some negative consequence for you or your school. All school leaders have faced these dilemmas and all have heard the inner voices speaking to us about what decision to make, what direction to take, and what actions are best.

Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice. School leaders must make the conscious choice to listen to the inner of voice of strength, confidence, power and passion, as opposed to falling victim to the voice of fear, helplessness, and powerlessness. All too often, we make the mistake of thinking we cannot take bold action because we are not smart enough, or respected enough or powerful enough. These fears are normal, but they prevent us from leading courageously. Following are three strategies to help you override your fear and build a courageous mindset.

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Newly Updated Assessment Module Now Available

Looking to dive deeper into educational assessment— what it is, how it’s used, and why it’s important? The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is proud to announce the release of the newly updated Assessment Module to address these and other assessment-related questions.

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Newly Updated Instruction Module Now Available and More Modules to Come

Summer is the perfect time to invest in professional learning. And there's no better way to grow your leadership capacity than with free resources created by national experts and practitioners!

At the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), we're proud to offer more than 20 online learning modules on a variety of topics, allowing educators at all levels to experience anytime, anywhere professional learning. Every year, approximately one-third of these learning modules are updated. This process ensures that the research is current and the information and tools within the modules better meet the needs of those doing the work.

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Free Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Summer is the perfect time to invest in professional learning. And there's no better way to grow your leadership capacity than with free training events delivered by national experts and practitioners!

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