challenged us to find new voices. Between now and February 17 I am profiling
eight nine bloggers that I’ve found informative and intriguing. Most represent a leadership perspective and are relatively unknown.
All are thinking in deep and interesting ways and thus deserve to be
brought closer to the surface of the blogosphere.
Today’s new voice: Chris Hitch, The Executive’s Edge
Chris is director of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, which is housed in the University of North Carolina’s Center for School Leadership Development. Chris also is affiliated with the North Carolina Principals’ Executive Program. Chris has a wide and varied background, including stints as a principal, human resources director, and corporate product manager. Chris’ posts tend to be short but interesting. His self-stated intent is to ‘communicate and share leadership and management nuggets from various perspectives.‘ He does this extremely well.
Here are a few posts to get you
- BE Interested (be sure to follow the link to the saltshaker theory of management)
- Rafting, Guides, and Leadership
- Rafting and Leadership (part 2)
- Blogs I Pay Attention To
Previous new voices: Kelly
Forde, Brian Saxton
This ties in well with our discussion last night where I expressed my secret (nightmare) of being an administrator. Most of these featured blogs are administrators, and I read and enjoyed them, but at a distance…but I also shared that I’ll have to be “a leader” when I do a training on technology this summer with fellow teachers. So I started to think about what I could get for my small time on “stage” in front of the adults.
This came just in time for that. I liked the “what’s on your radar” and I’m going to keep an eye on his blog for more “pearls”.
In other news, I’m avoiding Castle Conversations not because the first one wasn’t great, but I’m going into “testing season” and I try to limit my exposure to testing, numbers, data methodology so I don’t fry myself out. I promise to read in the Summer/Fall.
New voices – Chris Hitch