Author Archives: Kerry Palmer

About Kerry Palmer

I am the Head of School at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, Alabama. I also conduct the Sanctuary Orchestra at First Baptist Church in Montgomery. I enjoy reading and blogging about leadership.

The Leadership Wisdom of Colin Powell

While on my recent vacation, I raced through Colin Powell’s new book, It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership.  It now stands as one of the most practical books on leadership I have ever read, right up there with … Continue reading

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The Most Important Item on My Task List

Recently, I posted about how I handle tasks.  While I prioritize tasks carefully, there are many things that can and should be handled by others.  Determining which actions should be delegated may be the most important decision I make when … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Evernote

The dullest pencil is sharper than the sharpest mind.  I have heard my pastor say these words many times.  In fact, he practices what he preaches.  I have seen him take reams of notes while listening to people speak.  Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Effective Listening

Colin Powell once said, “Leadership is solving problems.” One might add that listening is a major first step in the process.  If you are not a good listener, people will not bring you their problems.  If people don’t bring you … Continue reading

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Introduce Yourself to FlyLady

For many of us, the most chaotic part of our life is our home life.  We may have tasks completely under control at work, only to have things at home in a tail spin.  To-do items don’t get done during … Continue reading

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The Value of iTunes U

Remember when a trip to the school library for research meant hours in the reference section?  Preparing reports or learning about a subject was time consuming, and most of the time was spent gathering research.  The Internet has made getting … Continue reading

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Effectively Using a Task List

“I’m busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger!”  I’ve heard that expression many times, and I’ve felt that way more times than I care to remember!  What about you?  Do you feel overwhelmed by everything on your plate?  A more important … Continue reading

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