Lessons from Life's Last Dance from my coach, Robert H. Seals It's no secret that most of the coaching I have ever found to be beneficial for my sustenance as a clinical leader has been outside the world of therapy. I have had my mother who spent year's as a Chicago Public School teacher, I … Continue reading Why Coaching Matters in Leadership
Don't Dismiss Corrective Feedback When the Packaging Doesn't Meet Your Expectations...Decide to Grow Feedback. It's the thing we want. But if we are honest, we don't like feedback. At least the feedback that we haven't crafted to meet our social-emotional needs of the day. If we are most honest, we want the feedback in a … Continue reading When Feedback Isn’t Elegant
For women...women clinical leaders who do too much...who are racing to do the next...who hold up the banner of collaboration not competition but feel race to show up...the women who demonstrate the need to prove their presence in the ever changing populous of ABA and other clinical leaders....I will impart to you the best advise I've ever been given.
The lack of reaching across the aisle and acknowledging that the knowledge being sought was already, and has been present for some time. It was (is) in a different group.
Whew Girl! It's been quite a ride over here in these parts. And lovely at the same time. Is it Charles Dickens who wrote 'It was the best of times and the worst of times'. I probably edge toward the middle most days. I appreciate homeschooling and remember a time that I committed to this … Continue reading Do What You Can!
*MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IS CONTAGIOUS. AMYGDALA CONTROL NEEDED* Have you ever sighed at work? Have you ever walked into someone's office and sighed? I have experienced both. When we sigh, it is usually a sign of being overwhelmed, overcapacity, frustrated, and perhaps annoyed. Two weeks ago, I sat across from a staff person when things were … Continue reading When People Sigh…
While Supervision is now Protocol Modification from a medical insurance perspective. The art of what that is can be lost in the conundrum of a model. In truth, supervision better explains from a student-teacher relationship. In fact, it is better absorbed and gets to the foundation of the development of the next generation(s) of behavior analysts, RBTs, and clinicians.
What if, as a boss, your client is your staff member? Then would the concepts of behavior shaping, instructional control, consequence and antecedent interventions, motivating operants apply? If your answer is Yes, keep reading. Managing. Management. These are real words with real meaning that require real time and responsibility. In an age of memes of … Continue reading Inside – Outside. Managing Your ABA Practice and Staff in an Instagram World
When The Feeling of TOO MUCH visits and Stays a While A friend of mine told me I was 'Managing Weariness' as she responded to my Voxer message to her. In retrospect, maybe it was an SOS call on my part. But she responded and said "Landria like so many women (of color) you are … Continue reading Managing Weariness in Clinical Leadership
Why Getting in the Trenches Doesn't Work in Leadership Picture This. I'm at Target and the lines are long. I am in self-checkout realizing that I wish I would have stood in the staffed check-out line…because who wants to work and check themselves out. Center to the self-check out line is a woman looking at … Continue reading Dirty Hands Don’t Shake Hands