In this episode, Latoya welcomes guest Chris Chandler (@chrischandler24), a practicing assistant principal, to discuss how the leadership team at this school is making feedback matter. From being transparent and consistent about expected instructional practices to sharing collective feedback via video snapshots, the episode is full of ideas you'll want to put into practice right away! What are you waiting for? Press play!
In this episode, Mike and Latoya explore the challenge that leaders have sometimes moving from the idea stage to execution or vice versa. Their discussion leads them down a path of interesting insights and thoughts about how leaders can improve their abilities on either end of this spectrum. For tools you can use right now, press play!
Are you an aspiring leader? In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss 5 key lessons for those who aspire to lead. Leading isn't just about managing, evaluating, and directing the work of others. It's about serving, influencing advocating, developing your self and others, and asking the right questions. For tips on the top 5 lessons we believe are most important for aspiring leaders in any field give this episode a listen.
In this episode, Latoya and Mike explore the role of leaders as learners. They provide insight into how leaders can create time and opportunities to learn and self-direct their own development. Far too often, leaders find themselves ignoring their own development as they work to develop others. Latoya and Mike offer practical suggestions about how leaders can develop others and themselves to add value to their organization as well as improve their ability to lead. If you are trying to figure out how you might find the time to contribute to your own development while leading others, this episode is for you. Press play!
In this episode, Latoya and Mike tackle the big C-Communication! It can be a challenge for all leaders, but it is a vital skill in helping accomplish organizational goals and objectives. This episode will give you some ideas about the practical methods you can use to communicate with those you serve effectively. You'll finish with ideas and tips to improve your communication skills as a leader. Press play!
In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss Latoya's new book, Burned Out, Beaten Up, Fighting Back: A Call To Action For America's Public Educators and how educators can practice positive advocacy! Press Play to learn about the #call2action4ed April Challenge and gather ideas about how you can make positive advocacy a regular part of your work life! Welcome to Season 3! It's going to be epic!
In this episode, Latoya and Michael discuss strategies for leaders to become better listeners. Listening with intention isn't easy, and is a skill that must be practiced. Get ready to learn about some great listening techniques you can put it into practice today! What are you waiting for? Press play!
In this episode, Latoya and Michael discuss the critical conditions that leaders must work to create in order to be successful. From building trust to listenting, leaders have a responsiblity to reflect and adapt their behaviors as needed to maximize organizational productivity. If you're wondering if you've built a strong foundation for future success as a leader, listen to this episode and reflect on your own leadership experiences. What are you waiting for? Press play now!
In this episode Latoya and Michael recap some of their favorite episodes from 2017. They take their discussions on focus and clarity, why good ideas fail, and accountability and support one step further. If you liked any of these past episodes, you'll love this recap. It's stocked full of ideas that are sure to get you thinking about how you might grow in your leadership this year! Press play!
In this episode, Latoya and Michale tackle the idea that leadership, although sometimes mistakenly boilded down to something simple, is really a complex operation. They specifically dive into the idea of how leaders sometimes mistakenly over simplify the idea that their work is simple and how that narrative can dismantle understanding and public perception of what the leader is doing in the organization. This episode is packed full of tips you can use today! Press play!