Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast. This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker? A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.
Did you know that you can borrow ideas from other industries and implement them in your schools? Some people have tried, and they have succeeded.
One of those people is Maria Piccolo Mattoon, who happens to be our guest today.
She is the first person from the Learning Community to be interviewed on the show. Maria is a board member at Birla public school in Qatar.
We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com
[03:50] Tip of the Week
[06:07] Maria’s introduction
[07:47] Implementing ideas borrowed from other industries
[09:27] OODA loop reflection technique
[10:31] The department of capacity building
[12:07] How are promotions done at Birla School?
[13:05] Pitfalls to avoid when promoting from within
[14:13] The secret to retaining top talent
[17:57] Happiness KPIs
[21:17] What is the most important thing when creating local partnerships?
[25:06] Maria’s dream school
Maria Pakalomattom is a Board member at Birla Public School, a private school with over 7500 students in Qatar. She has led various initiatives at the school covering the strategic, academic, operational and financial aspects. Maria has investments in ventures across sectors as an entrepreneur, but education is her favorite. Maria studied at Columbia University, where she focused on finance and entrepreneurship.
Go to bed early. Just like eating right and exercising, there is immense value in getting appropriate rest. I make terrible decisions when I’m tired and i’m no fun to be around. I love Michael Hyatt’s post on the importance of rest.
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