Welcome to the Top 10 Episodes of the #1 Downloaded Podcast for School Leaders
200,000 and counting …
The moment I passed 25,000 downloads I figured it was time to make a Top 10 podcast episodes list for my tribe … and that was a long time ago.
I am so grateful for the Better Leaders that listen each week. Based on your listening is the Top 10 Podcast Episodes.
I’ll share a short summary of each podcast and why I loved doing the interview.
I’ll also keep this post updated as things change.
1. Jimmy Casas and Jeff Zoul
Jimmy and Jeff are two of my education heroes. I was a bit star-struck and tongue tied when I recorded this show. They do incredible work with ConnectEDD and What Great Educators Do Differently.
2: Ryan Jackson
Ryan is the #UnderdogsAdvocate and someone that has grown to become a friend over the years. This guy is amazing and you will appreciate his heart to serve the often overlooked …
I’ve recorded 2 shows with Ryan and the second one is below …
Ryan’s passion for education is contagious and if you don’t leave this episode inspired to do something big within education, then I question if you have a pulse!
We recorded this show soon after Ryan accepted his position as Principal at Mt. Pleasant High School. He discusses his ideas around project based learning, #ArtAntidote, and #Courage2Create.
3: Todd Nesloney
Todd is the co-founder of #KidsDeserveIt and an absolute school leader guru. I love everything he puts out. Check out the book here.
4: Tom Hierck
Tom Hierck is the man. His ideas around “The Significant 72” and “All means All” make this episode a must listen. Tom also taught me how to build trust with intergrity.
5: Phil Lanoue
I didn’t know Phil well before recording this episode. I’m glad he reached out to be a guest because he is filled with incredible wisdom. I hope you enjoy the show.
6: Jeff Bradbury
Jeff is the genius behind TeacherCast and a fellow podcaster in the Education Podcast Network.
7: Chanie Wilschanski
Chanie is an expert in the Early Childhood space. She offers a number of awesome resources for leaders and teachers in this space. You can see her work here.
8: Eric Ewald
I had the opportunity to meet Eric at the 2017 Principals Conference. He is as genuine as they get. You’ll love this episode.
9: Naphtali Hoff
Naphtali is a leadership guru and I’m so happy that I have connected with him. Shout out to Justin Baeder for connecting us. You can check out Naphtali’s new book here.
10: Corey Christman
Corey is former Air Force and is now an expert in executive leadership and human capital. As a bonus … he makes his own wine too
The following episodes aren’t considered Top 10 in terms of downloads, but they have been some of my favorites too.
Bonus 1: Aaron Walker
Aaron is my mentor. This guy oozes integrity. If I could be the half the man he is then I’ll be in good shape. He has years of experience on me. When he talks I listen. You should too.
Bonus 2: Jennifer Abrams
I’m so happy to have met Jennifer through the show. She is the leading expert regarding tough conversations (a favorite topic of mine to explore) and multi-generational workforces. She “shoots from the hip” and I appreciate her authenticity and clarity in communication.
Jennifer’s monthly email, “Voice Lessons,” is one of my favorite newsletters.
Bonus 3: D’Andre Weaver
D’Andre and I go way back we might as well be family. Our relationship started in Champaign, IL leading the AVID programs at our respective schools in Champaign Unit 4 School District. After that we formally started working together at Brooks College Prep in Chicago, IL … an incredible school where I really cut my teeth as a new school leader. I owe him everything for giving me that opportunity and coaching me to be a better educator.
D’Andre’s top strength is casting a vision and inspiring others to join him. Listen to this episode to see why.
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