[Editor’s note: This is the 12th installment in Jennifer Abrams’ ‘Personal Development’ column for eSchool News. In her columns, Abrams focuses on leadership skills for anyone working in a school or district. Read more about the column here.]  

Some educators tell me they “aren’t political.” They don’t want to get involved in the “drama” of the organization. They went into teaching to avoid all that organizational “stuff.”

Yet as Steve Maraboli, behavioral science academic, once tweeted, “Your fear of the truth does not hide or dilute it.” We all have come to terms with the reality that we are working within a system...

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  • About the Author:

    Jennifer Abrams is an international education and communications consultant. She considers herself a voice coach, helping others learn how to best use their voices–be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, or supervising an employee. Abrams’ books include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate, and Create Community, and Hard Conversations Unpacked: the Whos, the Whens, and the What Ifs. She has also created a Corwin Press e-course. Abrams writes a monthly newsletter/blog, Voice Lessons, at www.jenniferabrams.com. Follow her on Twitter @jenniferabrams.