027: Work hard, have fun, be nice with Jeff Zoul

Listen to more podcast episodes here   Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader, currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to working in this capacity, Jeff served as a district administrator in Rock Island, Illinois, and a […]

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Leadership Book Report: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Fasten Your Seatbelt A leadership book report on Essentialism by Greg McKeown If you haven’t visited my site before and you consider yourself a leader, then you are in for a treat. Everything I do is about leadership development and thinking about the characteristics of effective school principals. The Better Leaders Better Schools blog and podcast […]

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An Invitation

Private Facebook group for School Leaders

I like invitations. They make me feel important, welcomed, and like I belong to something important. I am extending you an invitation right now. Join the FB Group I recently created a Facebook group for school leaders because I wanted to communicate with, not talk at, school leaders. This blog in some respects is just […]

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026: Dig deeper to find the why with Sean Thom

Better Leaders Better Schools guest  Sean Thom is currently in his 2ndyear serving as the principal of Brookfield Elementary School In Haddon Heights, NJ.  His school is a private, out-of-district placement for students with behavioral and emotional issues. The aim of the school is to provide a rigorous academic and therapeutic education for their students […]

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Leave your legacy

leave your legacy like einstein did

A leave your legacy quote: Try not to be a man of success, but a man of value – Albert Einstein Working on my life plan rocked my world and challenged me to deeply consider how you will leave your legacy.  The first step: write my eulogy.  Ouch! I got this strategy from Michael Hyatt’s new book: Living Forward. […]

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025: My chat with the ’14 KAESP’s National Distinguished Principal Paul Erickson

    Better Leaders Better Schools guest Paul Erickson … is the proud principal of Union Valley Elementary School in Hutchinson, KS. This is Paul’s seventh year as a building principal and 12th year in education. Paul has always summed up quality school leadership the same way he has summed up quality classroom teaching–if what you […]

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024: Networking, Masterminds, & Conferences

Join a mastermind with Daniel Bauer

Better Leaders Better Schools Episode 24 is a special episode brought to you by Dan and Iby.  The guys discuss Tips 16-18 from the hugely successful “200 Tips for Effective School Leaders.” In this episode you will learn: the importance of networking how to find a mentor currently doing what you want to be doing […]

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