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

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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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Twitter for Educators: The Ultimate Guide to Twitterchats

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Twitter for Educators Today I am honored to feature a guest post on twitter for educators from someone I deeply admire, Dr. Ryan Jackson, aka The Underdog Advocate.  He will be discussing the power of Twitter for educators. Ryan was my 3rd interview on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  I’ve gotten better as a podcaster […]

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2 3 Leadership Team Development Exercises

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  Leadership Team Development Lessons from the Willow Global Leadership Summit I have written quite a bit about the Willow Global Leadership Summit.  The reason is quite simple: it’s the best leadership conference I’ve ever attended. I’ve gone multiple times and I schedule my summer around the conference. I’ve written about the 5 reasons you […]

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5 What Inside Out Taught Me About Leadership

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Have you seen the latest Pixar film, Inside Out? Some general Inside Out spoilers are shared in this post.  Readers BEWARE … Recently, I went to see the latest Pixar film, Inside Out.  As an adult I found it incredible. The narrative follows a lovely family as they move from Minnesota to California and how […]

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