Community Engagement 2.0

Posted by Dr. C.J. Huff on April 12, 2017

Published in AASA's School Administrator Magazine, this article presents a three-part scaffold for local schools to capture the public's trust and build on it for student benefit. 

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Topics: Community Engagement, Meaningful Leadership

Leadership: The Yin and Yang of Head and Heart

Posted by Dr. C.J. Huff on April 4, 2017

On May 22, 2011, around 6:20 p.m. I was walking down Connecticut Avenue in Joplin, Missouri. The debris on the street was heavy as I headed towards my office nearly 7 blocks away. I needed to grab my laptop before I headed to the emergency command center.

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Topics: Joplin's EF-5 Tornado, Meaningful Leadership

Meet the Working Poor: Learning not to Judge

Posted by Dr. C.J. Huff on December 3, 2016

From a US Bureau of Labor Statistics perspective, the working poor are defined as “…people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level.”

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Topics: Breaking the Poverty Cycle, Meaningful Leadership

Joplin's EF-5 Tornado: 3 Lessons Learned about Leadership in Crisis

Posted by Dr. C.J. Huff on November 30, 2016

Crisis happens. Sometimes major crisis occurs with a sudden shift in the economy. It can occur with the sudden loss of a key individual without a succession plan in place. Major changes in policy, laws or regulation can also cause organizational upheaval. And certainly, we have all seen what happens when it comes in the form of a natural or manmade disaster.

The truth is that when a major crisis strikes, the person sitting in the leadership chair at the onset of crisis can never be fully prepared. Why? Simply put...every crisis is unique.

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Topics: Joplin's EF-5 Tornado, Meaningful Leadership