Category: Leadership


Episode 140

The Triple A’s of nurturing educators: Alignment

April 10, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this third episode of our podcast series The Triple A’s to Nurture Educators: AdvocacyAuthenticity and Alignment, the discussion centers on alignment.

Host Carole Dorn-Bell talks with Diane Egbers, founder and CEO of Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. Carole kicks off the conversation by asking about the culture transformation Diane is seeing in education in relation to alignment.

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Episode 138

The Triple A’s of nurturing educators: Authenticity

March 8, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

Authenticity is the subject of this second episode in our three-part series, The Triple A’s to Nurture Educators: Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment. Host Carole Dorn-Bell is joined once again by Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader.

Carole asks how advocacy, the first topic in the series, works with authenticity. Diane says a key role for superintendents is to create a sense of community around their schools—and one of the ways to accomplish that is through authentic behavior.

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Episode 137

Top ‘Must Do’s’ from a school construction project

February 21, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Matt Montgomery

In this episode, we’ll discuss how to manage a school construction project—and do it well. Host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Matt Montgomery, Superintendent of Revere Local Schools in Ohio, which is undergoing a very large construction project. (more…)




Episode 136

The Triple A’s of nurturing educators

February 18, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

We’re launching a series of podcast themes that we are calling The Triple A’s of Nurturing Educators: Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment.

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell once again to kick off the new series with a discussion around Advocacy.

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Episode 135

Adjusting to changes in urban schools

November 15, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Carolyne Albert-Garvey

Today’s episode features a conversation with host Joel Gagne and Carolyne Albert-Garvey. Carolyne was the reason that Joel’s family moved to DC as they wanted their kids to attend Maury Elementary School in the District of Columbia Public Schools. Joel and his wife had one meeting with her and knew she was the right principal. In this episode, Joel and Carolyne discuss adjusting to changes in urban schools, from demographics to funding.

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Episode 134

The tremendous impact of team leadership development

November 13, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast once again. Today the two discuss the importance of team leadership development at schools and beyond.

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Episode 132

How to create systemic diversity and inclusion

October 3, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Diane Egbers of LEI Consulting about how (and how not) to create lasting diversity and inclusion in your schools.

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Episode 131

School leadership in Appalachia

October 1, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Stephanie Starcher

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Starcher, superintendent of the Fort Frye Local Schools in Ohio, talks with host Carole Dorn-Bell about the unique challenges and opportunities for school leadership in Appalachia.

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Episode 130

The importance of change in schools

August 31, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Lou Kramer

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell speaks with Dr. Lou Kramer, superintendent of London City Schools in Ohio, about the importance of change in schools. They discuss some strategies to help make change as simple as possible.

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Episode 129

Systemic leadership and developing culture

August 28, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell welcomes Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration Inc. (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader. They discuss the High Performance Culture Forum—an exciting event occurring September 21 at the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati.

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