How exciting to see that Vicki “CoolCatTeacher” Davis‘ interview with a relative unknown, “Michael Guhlin,” has been published! Thank you, Vicki! She has a whole series going so be sure to check out her blog at to get access to more content!

Listen to the Interview Online | iTunes Link | Unauthorized MP3 Version for Download

The conversation Vicki and I had so long ago (it sure seems that way now) was centered around a blog entry and article I wrote entitled,  7 Tips for Surviving Leadership in Transition. You can read the whole article for the details, but here are the tips again:

  1. Establish a baseline for improvement based on researched needs.
  2. Be transparent and visible about what you’re doing to address the District’s needs and tell everyone about it as much as possible
  3. Build infrastructure that will support instructional efforts, regardless of their source. 
  4. Encourage leaders around you.
  5. Give all credit away to the people to whom it belongs–the ones doing the work. 
  6. Connect to others outside and inside your District. 
  7. Provide leadership with informational, short-n-sweet reports about what you’re doing and how that aligns to the district’s needs.

I hope you’ll take some time to listen to the podcast and read the article, 7 Tips for Surviving Leadership in Transition

BTW, a special shout out to @rabbihiller (check his web site) for letting me know it was posted!

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