Have You Made Yourself Clear? Leadership Lessons from Amelia Bedelia [REBLOG]

Featured Image -- 9079To say that I adored Amelia Bedilia growing up is an understatement.  The folks over at LEAD365 put together this cute little post on the leadership lessons you can takeway from this timeless childhood classic.

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As an early reader, I was constantly devouring books, taking special note of the ones that made me laugh and the ones that made me think. One of my early favorites? Amelia Bedelia. For those unfamiliar, the Amelia Bedelia book series was written by Peggy Parish as a a way to explain idioms and figurative language to kids. For example, when asked to make a sponge cake…she includes real sponges. When asked to draw the drapes, her boss returns to a picture of the windows, drapes still wide open. The bumbling housekeeper was endearing and hardworking, but never seemed to understand precisely what she should be doing. As I moved into a role where I got to call the shots, I realized that Amelia Bedelia and her misunderstandings are far more common than we could ever imagine. So how do you, as a leader or supervisor of students, ensure that…

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