October 22, 2017
In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss the changing nature of teaching and learning, the push for a more future focused teaching and learning enviormnment, that conflicts with the traditional structure of school leadership, which remains in its orginal form, in spite of the conditions of the job having changed. Is there room to rethink the structure of the principalship? Are the conditions of the principalship impacting longevity in position? These questions and more are explored in this episode. Press play!
October 7, 2017
It's easy for leaders to get bogged down in the routine and habitual activities related to their work. Sometimes, those routines and habits lead us to being less aware of how our actions and leadership style is impacting those we lead. In this episode, Mike and Latoya discuss ways to avoid this leadership pitfall, by encouraging leaders to be reflective about thieir practice and purposeful in their planning. You don't want to miss this episode! Press play!
September 30, 2017
In this episode, we discuss the role of a leader as an advocate. Great leaders advocate on behalf of the folks they serve. Advocacy is a central part of leadership. How so, you might ask? That's because leaders have a responsiblity to advocate in order to communicate the needs, accomplishments, and obstacles they and their organization face. If you're interested in advocating with passion and perseverance as your fuel, listen to this episode!
September 23, 2017
Of all the things leaders have to keep in mind, equity is certainly one of them. Meeting people where they are to support them appropriately and in an equitable manner is a challenge for every leader. In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss ways leaders can make sure they are leading with equity in mind by setting an example and modeling this for those they serve. Press play now!
September 16, 2017
In this episode, Latoya and Mike begin their conversstion about equity. They specifically address the difference between equity and equality and talk about how access and opportunity play a critical role in equity being a key element in any organizatiion, but especially in education. If you aren't sure how you can help advocate for a greater degree of meeting the needs of all of those you serve as a leader, this episode is for you. After you listen, tweet us your thoughts using the #leadershipwithlatoya hashtag! We want to hear from you!
September 9, 2017
In this episode, Latoya and Mike kick off season two with a conversation about the tension that leaders sometimes face in trying to meet standards of performance, while personalizing their support of those doing the work. They specifically discuss this tension between accountability being measured in a standardized way, while trying to transform the K-12 education system into one that is centered more in personalization of learning for every student and innovation that supports the skills and traits students need to be successful in life. This conversation pushes the envelope on how we meaure school quailty and it's one that is sure to get you thinking as well!
August 5, 2017
In this episode, Latoya and Mike explore further her latest blog post, The Gap Between Knowing and Doing: Why Good Ideas Fail. They discuss the importance of planning for implementation of good ideas, altering organizatonal or operational structure to support good ideas, designing and using the right strategies for idea implementation, and providing the right kind of support for those who are charged with taking an idea or concept from vision to reality. Ever wonder why something that seemed like a good idea at the time didn't work? Then this episode is for you! Listen now!
July 29, 2017
In this episode, Mike and Latoya tackle a challenge that many leaders face: How do you hold members of your organization accountable, but balance it with support? They discuss what makes holding others accountable challenging at times, how to couple accountability with support, and the consequences for tolerating poor performers or prolonging tough conversations. This episode is certainly for leaders of all disciplines and is sure to get you thinking about how you can balance accountability with support to maximize the potential of the folks you serve and deliver peak performance as a leader.
July 15, 2017
In this episode of the summer series, Latoya and Michael discuss leadership lessons learned from being co-principals. While leaders often demonstrate a belief in the value of collaboration, the position of leader is often held by a single person. Mike and Latoya debunk the single leader superhero myth, and talk about how their shared leadership position as co-principals brought many benefits to those they served, improved outcomes for their organization, and themselves as leaders. Their conversation pushes the traditional thinking that leadership positions must always be a solo venture. This episode is packed full of insights and lessons learned through the coprincipal model! You'll be glad you listened!
July 8, 2017
In this episode, the summer series continues, as Latoya and Mike tackle the topic of instructional leadership. While this is packed full of great practical information that you can use now, don't let the title keep you from listening if you're not an educational leader. We discuss the importance of focus and clarity of communication, ways to provide quality feedback to improve practice, and more in this episode! You don't want to miss this one! For links to some of the tools discussed on any of our podcast episode visit the resources and tools tab on our site at leadershipwithlatoya.org!