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Historic Plaque Program

I’m so pleased to be part of this new program in my hometown of Porterdale, Georgia. As a member of the Porterdale Historic Preservation Commission, I loved the idea of making plaques available for historic homes, and I’m…

Supporting Students Through Professional Development

The Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Policy, Dr. Michelle Ruble, and the Directors of Professional Development, Dr. Rhonda Baldwin and Mrs. Kenya Elder of the Douglas County School System (DCSS) attended the Highlands Certification Training program that I…

Georgia’s School Leaders Link Performance Goals to Natural Ability

As a consultant for the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA) for the past 18 years, I have had the honor of working with more than 1,000 dedicated education administrators and leaders to leverage their talents in guiding their…

Avoiding Burnout at Work

work burnout

You’ve probably heard the adage to “work smarter, not harder.” If you’re like most professionals, in today’s world of increasing pressure and demands on your time, you’re looking for ways to be more productive without putting in more…

The Highlands Leader Report: Practical Solutions for High-Level Challenges

Leaders face a special set of challenges in the workplace. It’s important for anyone to know their natural abilities, but leaders especially benefit from team members understanding their strengths and how they differ from others on their team. Their…