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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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Jun 29, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Henry Vasquez is a 4-time entrepreneur with experience in consumer media, B2B SaaS, and software consulting. Henry helped Spartz Media grow from a dorm room idea to a downtown office with more than 40 employees and 5 million users. He has built two 7-figure startups, two venture-backed startups, and created over 100 software applications.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Do you have a bench of talent?
  • The importance of building trust and how to do it at scale
  • Why you should be world-class in one thing and broad in all the rest
  • How to build a brand
  • Why you need to do what you say you’ll do
  • How his app, Tribe builds accountability
  • Why you should find people that compliment your skill set
 
Resources
 
Tribe.do
 
Tribe demo video
 
Contact Henry
 
Nudge by Richard Thaler
 
 
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and increase your impact.
 
 
 
 
Jun 22, 2016

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jeremy Rogoff  has been an educator in rural, urban, district and charter schools. He was also a Coro Leadership Fellow and an All-Conference pitcher at Washington University in St. Louis.

 
His teaching career started in Clarendon, Arkansas and continued at KIPP DC: College Preparatory, where he was inspired to co-found KickUp.  He’s helped secure partnerships, attract investment, and generate interest in KickUp’s vision among K-12 teaching populations.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Get out of the way and remove obstacles
  • Building. Measuring. Learning.
  • How to make PD meaningful.
  • Importance of serving others.
  • Importance of listening.
  • Are you communicating with clarity?
  • Partnerships are enticing, but maybe not the right thing.
  • How 2 week experiments improve success.
  • Keys to effective meetings.
 
Resources
 
The Lean Startup
 
KickUp Website
 
Email Jeremy
 
Follow KickUp on Twitter
 
 
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Jun 15, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Eric Connor is a clinical therapist with advanced training in trauma resolution, sexual addiction and other compulsive behaviors.  He seeks to use modern technology and evidence-based approaches to facilitate healing and growth.  He has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and earned his Masters degree in Counseling from National-Louis University.  Eric is a CSAT therapist and is EMDR trained.
 
Eric believes that our brains and emotional selves will always seek healing and growth given the opportunity.  The more we discover how this happens, the more effective and efficient therapy can be.  He is a frequent speaker on the topics of shame, codependency and addiction.
 
Additionally, Eric coaches individuals looking to change career paths or find more rewarding work.  As co-founder of Flank 5 Academy, he has helped dozens of people reevaluate their desires and goals in order to pursue compelling and meaningful vocations.
 
Despite his technical focus, Eric still believes that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance for effective counseling.  He understands that love, trust and compassion are absolute prerequisites before any true transformation can be accomplished.  Eric considers it a privilege to be a part of this process.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • how to develop self-awareness
  • how to eradicate your shadow self
  • the one question we all need to ask when “triggered"
  • the importance of self-care and self-regulation
  • why you should trust “that it will work out"
  • intimacy is key to leadership
  • the antidote to fear is community
  • only ask people to do what you have already done or are willing to do
  • why you need to connect at the heart
  • top leaders do this - demonstrate presence and positive regard
  • the importance of boundaries around social media and email
  • why you should stop recording how you spend your time
 
Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
or call Eric at 224-801-1700
 
 
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Jun 8, 2016

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Phillip Carson, President of Carson Natural Health, LLC is a Pharmacist who thinks outside the box of  traditional medicine. He believes in helping people find natural alternatives and integrative nutritional solutions to their health problems. He is committed to leading people to finding the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phillip is passionate about encouraging and teaching people how to live more balanced, healthier and vibrant lives. He believes in equipping people with the knowledge to make the right choices for optimal health.

 
In this episode you will learn:
  • NEWSSSS
  • How to avoid a $2000 clothes hanger
  • Quitting is the only true failure
  • Practical ways to deal with stress 
  • You’re not Superman - stop trying to be
  • The problem of thinking, “Nobody can do it better than me"
  • Interval training
  • How to get fit in 49 days
 
Resources
 
Phil’s website
 
Phil’s freebie: 7 essentials
 
Fully alive by Ken Davis
 
48 days to the work you love by Dan Miller
 
 
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Jun 1, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Paul Vandersteen has been the science department chair at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois for 18 years.  The science department has 29 members, in two different buildings.  Paul has hired them all, along with others that have left to pursue other interests or relocated.  Paul was one of the original staff members when Neuqua Valley opened its doors in 1997.  He was instrumental in developing the climate and culture of the building and is the longest standing member of their instructional leadership team.   He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from North Central College and his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Science Education at the University of Iowa.  Paul is also the head Men’s Cross Country coach.  His program started with 18 men in 1997 and has grown to as much as 168 members.  His teams have won two Illinois state titles and finished in the top 4 eight times in the last thirteen years.  He is happily married to his wife, Char, and has two children.  His daughter, Samantha, is a junior at the University of Nebraska and his son, Austin, is a junior at Neuqua Valley High School.  
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Discipline + hardwork + mentorship = leadership
  • Staying calm and collected are the keys to relationship building
  • The power of hiring the right people and how he runs interviews
  • Person-first leadership
  • Why you need to follow through
  • The importance of advocating for your people
  • The power of permission
  • How Paul grew his cross country team from 9 athletes to 168!
  • Learning from the best
  • Why leaders need to make personal connections
  • How to capture and publicize “memorable moments"
  • Leaders absorb pain; they don’t inflict it
 
Resources
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
 
The Animal Keepers
 
Contact Paul
 

 

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Daniel wants to work with you
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