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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Leadership Insights | Create Winning Cultures | Focus on the Essential | Lead with Courage & Integrity | Principal Radio | School Administrator | Danny "Sunshine" Bauer

Better Leaders Better Schools is a world-class podcast created for you --the current school administrator, emerging leader, and educational influencer. Each episode Daniel Bauer interviews top school principals as well as industry leaders to unpack their leadership insights learned via their experiences and mistakes. Discover how to create a winning school culture, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Learn how to build relationships, leverage data, and maximize your influence by practicing a growth mindset. Each show includes helpful educational resources shared to improve your leadership skills at school. In addition to increasing student achievement and helping school leaders meet their peak performance, this podcast was created to make your commute, workout, and even the chores more enjoyable!
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Dec 30, 2015
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Daniel & Iby from Better Leaders Better Schools brings you a special NYE episode to inspire you to accomplish BIG things in 2016.  
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • the importance of starting with the end in mind
  • why chunking your time matters
  • the writing process for writing goals that works
  • the power of writing and speaking your goals
  • the importance of treating yourself and celebrating progress
  • 6 X 6 goal strategy
  • why you should cut 15% of what you do this year
  • how to reflect on your last year
 
Resources:
 
Essentialism Leadership Book Report
 
Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
 
Strength Finders 2.0
 
DISC Profile
 
How to Fascinate (book) by Sally Hogshead
 
How to Fascinate Assessment and Report
 
Axiom by Bill Hybels (6 X 6 book)
 
21 Day Instructional Challenge
 
Tribes by Seth Godin
 
48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller
 
48 Days Website & Podcast
 
Write Down Your Goals
 
Tell Someone Your Goals
Design Your Career or Someone Else Will
 
6 X 6 Article and Example
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Dec 23, 2015
Linh Johansson is the Chief Community Director at The Community Lab.  Linh works with innovation and product development and her approach is relationship-first and value creation.  Linh developed the strategy and model for the best educational leadership LinkedIn group called Learn Outside the Lines K-12 Education).
 
In this episode you will learn: 
  • how to build authentic relationships
  • listen and focus
  • the importance of providing adequate training
  • how to innovate
  • the keys to setting the tone from the beginning
  • to be honest about what’s working and what’s not working
  • the value in knowing your target audience to develop your brand
 
Resources:
 
Contact Linh
 
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Dec 16, 2015

This episode of Better Leaders Better Schools is a solo episode brought to you by Daniel Bauer.  The content of the show was inspired by Daniel's viral blog post 200 tips for effective school leaders.  In this show Daniel reviews Tips 13-15: delegation, vulnerability, and journaling.

In this episode you will learn:

  • why people don't delegate
  • questions you should ask before delegating
  • the keys to successful delegation
  • the power of taking off the mask
  • why it's important to be yourself
  • it's fun to get naked
  • keys to successful journaling
  • the link between thank you cards, gratitude, and mindset shifts

Books / Links / Resources:

Mindtools delegation article

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

Take Off the Mask by Daniel Bauer

Getting Naked by Patrick Lencioni

Journaling article

Cell phones vs journaling article

 

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Dec 9, 2015
 
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Don Wettrick is the Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School, just outside Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of "Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level." Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; and educational speaker. Don is passionate about helping students find their educational opportunities and providing them with the digital tools they need to give them a competitive edge.
 
Don has lectured across the US and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He was was honored by Centric for the Indiana Innovation Award for his work in innovation and education. Most importantly Don works with educators, students, and entrepreneurs to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

In this episode you will learn:

  • how to use “don’t touch the stove-top” leadership
  • why not adopting failure is at your own peril
  • school shouldn’t be about “the grade"
  • 2 powerful questions to ask our students - What do you love? … What bothers you?
  • why inviting others to the table matters
  • how to run a ROTH IRA class
  • the importance of doing what you said you would do
 
 
Don’s Twitter
 
Don’s interview on Inside Quest
 
Books/Resources:
 
Pure Genius by Don Wettrick
 
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
 
Bold by Peter Diamandis
 
UnCommon Learning by Eric Sheninger
 
Brain Rules by John Medina
 
Drive by Daniel Pink
 

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Dec 2, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Scott Beebe's big, hairy, audacious goal is to help small business owners and organizational leaders uncover the things they cannot see, and to build actionable strategies that allow themselves and their team to live out their narrow brilliance, and ultimately their business with purpose.  

Scott is also the host of The Business On Purpose podcast; a weekly podcast where Scott interviews small business owners to get their insight as to how they are living out their business on purpose.

In this episode you will learn:

  • what Scott learned working in rural Nigeria
  • the GLOCAL philosophy
  • the importance of mapping out where you are going
  • how to show up everyday
  • the power of routines and rituals
  • how to find your narrow brilliance

Books:

Beyond Entrepreneurship by Jim Collins

The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman

The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

Freebies:

www.mybusinessinpurpose.com/better

 

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Nov 25, 2015
This is a special episode aligned with the US holiday, Thanksgiving.  
 
In this episode:
  • learn the power of gratitude and get exposed to the science behind gratitude
  • learn a new strategy to develop a more thankful mindset
  • be challenged to participate in the Thank You Challenge - write a thank you card to someone everyday for a year!
 
Resources
 
Read & Listen
Buy This Book
Start This Practice
 
If you want to join the Thank You Challenge … Tweet Me or Email Me “I’m In!!!"
 
I will add you to a Google spreadsheet and check in with you periodically throughout the year.
 

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Aaron Peña has been an educator for 18 years, 12 of which have been in administration at the elementary and secondary levels. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University and his master’s degree in education administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Aaron has obtained many awards for his work in educational leadership including the Johnny Veselka Texas Association of School Administrators Award, the Exemplary Instructional Leadership Award from the Cooperative Superintendents Program at UT Austin, and is the current HEB Excellence in Education Texas Principal of the Year.

Aaron has a passion for working with all students but enjoys working in suburban environments going through the urbanization process. He has a beautiful wife who is also an educator and three lovely daughters, 10, 11, and 13.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How leadership is all about the journey ... and learning!
  • The meaning of distributive learning (Aaron's doctoral focus)
  • The importance of learning from mistakes
  • How to create a risk taking culture
  • How to have real conversations
  • The power of practicing patience
  • Why life long learning leads to leadership success

Books:

Contact Aaron

Join Aaron and other awesome leaders in education every Sunday night (9 pm CST) on Twitter. Search #EDchat to join!

 

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Nov 18, 2015

Daniel & Iboro unpack tips 10-12 on the widely popular post 200 tips for leaders.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How taking breaks maximize your productivity
  • What to do when taking a break and what not to do
  • Strategies for building relationships
  • The key question a leader should ask when building a team

Resources mentioned on the show:

 

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Aaron Walker has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence.  He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher.  35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience.  Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What it means to live with intentionality
  • Lessons from owning 8 businesses over 3o years
  • The benefits of an abundance vs a scarcity mindset
  • The power of pooling resources and collaboration
  • What it means to "give, give, give, then ask"
  • The importance of moving from success to significance
  • How to create opportunities to show generosity and kindness
  • Listening skills are the key to leadership
  • The importance of planning ahead and success
  • The book that all high school students should read
  • The power of mastermind groups in education
  • Fear missing opportunity more then fearing failure

Books:

Resources:

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  • Personal Assessment
  • What do I want?
  • Steps to a productive day

 

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Clayton Reedie, the Principal of Dalmeny Public School located in the South-Western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Dalmeny, a K-6 school with over 1,000 students and 80 staff, is Clayton’s fourth Principalship. The first being Mount Hunter Public School, a small country school of 56 students near Camden outside of Sydney.


Clayton began teaching in 1991 and has built his leadership experience across a range of settings and executive positions. In addition to these school-based roles, Clayton has been the President of the Liverpool Primary Principals’ Council for three years and has spent time on secondment with the New South Wales Department of Education in a number of Principal support roles. The most recent being with the High Performance Directorate assisting principals to implement a range of reforms around budgeting, localised decision-making processes and school planning.


Clayton believes in focused, differentiated professional learning for his staff to improve lesson delivery and maximise success for students. Dalmeny’s professional development structures are a model for many colleagues.


When not at work, Clayton enjoys traveling, Rugby League Football (go the Tigers!), V8 Supercars (go Ford!) and watching cricket. He is married to Nikki (also a school Principal) and has five children (all boys!) who keep him very grounded – and very busy!

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to lead with vulnerability
  • How to use a mobile office
  • The importance of listening (without taking it personally)
  • How to avoid being hard on yourself
  • The best and worst of teacher PD
  • How to empower teacher development
  • The power of focus groups
  • The most important thing teachers can do to improve student achievement


Resources from the show:

Books:

Email Clayton 

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Oct 21, 2015

Daniel & Iboro unpack tips 7-9 on the widely popular post 200 tips for leaders.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The importance of a "white hot why" (via Bill Hybels)
  • How to honor people before your vision
  • The importance of eating well and exercising
  • How exercising helps generate great ideas
  • Why it's important to play and have fun when exercising

Resources mentioned on the show:

 

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Oct 14, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business with an Inbound Strategy.  He led the growth of Goodbye Crutches from a regional player to a national leader in under 3 years. 

In this episode you will learn:

*What Tom learned about leadership through running a nuclear power plant in the Navy

*How to delight your customers

*How to over-deliver to your customers

*What you can measure you can move

*How to build promoters for your school

*5 ways to be a great leader

*What it means to be yourself

Books: 

Inbound Marketing by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Tech Resource: Trello

More Resources (including some freebies from Tom)

http://www.tmschwab.com/better/

5 Ways to be a better podcast guest (and a better leader).

 

 

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Oct 7, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools Iboro Umana is a current MD PhD student at the University of Chicago.  When he is not learning how to save lives he is making a great impact in his community through empowering youth.  Iboro is the chief visionary for the Career Expo.

In this episode you will learn:

*how to move past a fear of failure

*the core components of the career expo

*the importance of real world lessons in a young person's education

*why age is just a number

*how to help students see the impact they can make right now and in the future

Book: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

 

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Sep 30, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center and host of Principal Center Radio. He helps school administrators transform their productivity and multiply their impact, and speaks regularly at conferences and professional development events.

In this episode you will learn:

  • how to give consistent and high quality feedback
  • Justin’s definition of instructional leadership
  • how to get the right information to make the right decisions
  • why immersion in classrooms will help you be a better leader
  • why you should tape yourself leading meetings and providing feedback to teachers
  • how to avoid burning out your best people

ow we frame things matters a great deal"

Book: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Tech Resource: Google Calendar.

More Resources

principalcenter.com/app

instructionalleadershipchallenge.com

principalcenter.com/collaboration

 

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Sep 23, 2015

Daniel & Iboro unpack tips 4-6 on the widely popular post 200 tips for leaders. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to lead your tribe
  • Why online communities accelerate leadership development
  • How to establish and stick to your values
  • The importance of consistent messaging
  • The structure of professional learning communities
  • How values relate to boundary setting
  • The need for repeating messages
  • The relationship between values and compromise

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Sep 16, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Matt Miller has experience in the Air Force, Abbott Labs, and now a business owner.  Matt's School Spirit Vending creates hassle-free fundraising opportunities for schools.  He has helped schools bring in $3 million worth of proceeds over 7 years.  The best part of School Spirit Vending is that it requires no money and no work from the schools Matt serves.  Today, School Spirit Vending is helping schools in 23 states raise money in unique ways.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to quiet the impostor syndrome
  • How to lead while not in the driver's seat
  • How stickers can make schools millions
  • Why stewardship is key to leadership
  • When it makes sense to be the dumbest guy in the room
  • Green tomato philosophy
  • The power of masterminds and success

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Books:

 

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Sep 8, 2015

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to run effective meetings
  • Why it's important to understand Parkinson's law
  • What the acronym F.O.C.U.S. means
  • One question every leader must ask
  • How to separate the Essential from the Non-essential
  • Why it's important to be a linchpin

Leadership Book: Essentialism & Uprising: A revolution of the soul

 

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Sep 2, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Ryan Jackson is principal of the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN.  Ryan is the self-dubbed "Underdogs Advocate" and is committed to ensuring all students receive their civil right of a top-notch, cutting-edge education, regardless of race, class, gender or ethnicity.  Ryan also spoke at TedX Antioch in 2014.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Ryan transformed from a copy writer to teacher to school leader.

  • The daily practice of restorative practices (justice).

  • The Competitive Teaching Model.

  • Communication is key.

  • How to move a school from chaos to clarity.

  • Harnessing the power of millennials.

Leadership Book: Switch: How to change things when change is hard.

Read Ryan's blog and watch his TedX talk.

 

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Sep 2, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Bob Siegel is principal of Valley View Elementary School in Rockford, MI.  Bob is also an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University and has 30 years experience in education.  Bob also wrote a book, Learn to Lead with Love, which is available here.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What coaching cross country taught him about leadership.

  • How to leverage love to build trust and gain influence in the workplace.

  • What he learned about how to treat people and who to confide in at work.

  • How to rebound from getting burned by someone close to you.

  • Do you know how to keep “the big thing” “THE BIG THING!”

  • The importance of being present in the moment whether at home or at work.

  • The power of using jokes to engage students and staff.

  • Why identifying your people’s strengths is so important.

  • “Management by walking about”

Leadership Book: Lincoln on Leadership

Pick up a copy of Bob's book, Learn to Lead with Love, here.

Please rate and review if you found value in today's show.

 

Sep 2, 2015

In this episode I interview D'Andre Weaver, principal of Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep on the far south side of Chicago.  Brooks is ranked 16th in Illinois (2015) according to US News.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What inspired Dre to become an educator.

  • The power of shared vision to move mountains.

  • How to balance student vs staff needs.

  • How to use data to improve the culture of a building.

  • How he balances life, work, and family.

  • 360 degree feedback and leadership growth.

Tech Resource: Email on iPhone

Leadership Book: The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell

 

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