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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
In this episode, Latoya chats with Virgil Hammonds, @VirgelHammonds, Chief Learning Officer at Knowledge Works, about lessons in leading for innovation. They address key elements that must be present for leading with innovation, how leaders of innovation are different from leaders in general, and what innovative leadership might look like in the future. This is an episode you don't want to miss. If you're interested in being innovative rather than traditional in your leadership, this episode is for you!
In episode 13 of the Summer Series on Leadership Lessons, Latoya and Mike tackle the topic of resilient leadership. So often leaders struggle to move forward after an error is made or the need for course correction is revealed. Mike and Latoya talk about why being a resilient leader is neccesary to grow your own leadership capacity, how leaders can improve this skill, and the dangers associated with an inabliity to be resilient. For a quick, yet thought provoking conversation, give this episode a listen and start improving your ability to be a resilient leader today!
This episode, Leadership Lessons, kicks off our summer series. Mike and Latoya chat about some of the toughest lessons they've learned in leadership, including how to use critical feedback for your growing your leadership abilities and ways leaders can turn failures into powerful lessons to improve their leadership capacity. In this summer series, we'll be discussing lessons for leaders in innovation, building great teams, resilience and more!
In this episode, Latoya and Michael tackle the topic of how leaders can succesfully transition from one leadership role to a new one or from leading in one organization to leading in a different organization. They specifically adress the challenges, transferability of skills, and lessons learned when transtioning as a leader for listeners. This episode is sure to get you thinking about how to best transition to your new leadership role or your new organziation as a neo leader or a veteran one! Great resources are also included at the end of this podcast episode and on leadershipwithlatoya.org!
In this episode, Latoya chats with Dr. Mary Hemphill, @ScholarVlogger, about the value and importance of teacher leadership in school improvment. Excellent leaders are not only skilled at leading, but also sufficiently skilled at building leadership in others. Whether you are an education professional, or work in a different field, this episode is sure to inspire you to build capacity in others to be leaders in their own right! Don't forget to leave a review on iTunes and check out our new website, leadershipwithlatoya.org!