Daniel Bauer is an unorthodox Ruckus Maker who has mentored thousands of school leaders through his Better Leaders Better Schools blog, books, podcasts, and powerful coaching experiences. 

Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader is a book that reimagines what professional development for school administrators looks like in order to meet the needs of all school leaders who currently feel isolated and overwhelmed.

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Show Highlights

  • Tips and a challenge for the Ruckus Makers.
  • Unorthodox approach to building effective leadership. 
  • Challenge and embrace your own ignorance. 
  • Relieve yourself of the burden of being an expert.  
  • How to make something that scares you a reality?
  • Be the rock in the water for your community.
  • Be interested, not interesting.
  • Know you only have one audience . 
  • A tool to evaluate experiences to invest time and resources in.
  • Fundamental Follow Up
Daniel Bauer: The story behind the mastermind book

“I love this idea you said ‘I’m going to put myself out there so people can see me learning’ and showing the example of challenging your own ignorance, embracing your own ignorance and being able to say, ‘teach me and bring in people to teach you.’ You’ve become the lifelong learner, the exemplified lifelong learner and that can be really inspirational to people. You’ve relieved them of the burden of being the expert. It’s really important for leaders.”

– Daniel Bauer




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