Category: Leadership


Episode 150

Cultivating work ethic in students today

November 19, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Dennis Blatt

In this episode of our podcast, host Joel Gagne is joined by Dennis Blatt, Superintendent of the Washington County Career Center in Marietta, Ohio to discuss cultivating work ethic in students today.

Joel and Dennis talk about work ethic, why employers are putting a premium on it, and how the Washington County Career Center works to develop work ethic in students.

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Episode 148

Agile Leadership: Orchestrate

November 1, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

This exciting episode is the final installment of the Agile Leadership Series with Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration.

The previous two episodes in this series covered the Adventure and Empower components of Agile Leadership. In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell and Diane close out the series on Agile Leadership with a discussion on the final component: Orchestrate.

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Episode 147

Authentic Leadership

October 3, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Tom Bailey

In this episode, host Carole Dorn-Bell is joined by Tom Bailey, Superintendent of Washington Court House City Schools in Ohio. Tom is a repeat guest who brings amazing energy, creativity and care to what he does in his school district as well as his community.

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Episode 146

Agile leadership: Empowerment

September 12, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this second part of the series on being an agile leader, Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration discusses the role of Empowerment.

Host Carole Dorn-Bell asks how the role of Empowerment complements the role highlighted in the previous episode, Adventure.

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Episode 145

How superintendents get to know their communities

September 4, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Kirk Koennecke

Kirk Koennecke, the new superintendent for Indian Hill Schools near Cincinnati, Ohio, joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss how superintendents get to know their communities when they’re new to the job.

Kirk brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a superintendent elsewhere, and offers advice on communication strategies for superintendents as well as potential pitfalls to avoid.

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Episode 144

Agile Leadership with Diane Egbers

August 30, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this first episode of our series Being an Agile Leader in Today’s Education Market, we cover the topic of Adventure.

Diane Egbers, from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader, joins Carole Dorn-Bell to discuss what agile leadership and adventure mean in today’s educational setting.

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Episode 141

Ohio Department of Education’s new strategic plan

June 3, 2019 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode of the We Love Schools podcast, host Carole Dorn-Bell and recurring guest Diane Egbers, of Leadership Excelleration (LEI), discuss recent changes to the Ohio Department of Education’s strategic plan.

The Ohio Department of Education introduced a new five-year plan that puts less emphasis on test scores to cater to each individual student. The new plan will shift away from the traditional academic measures of success and instead focus on helping students succeed after graduating high school.

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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…)




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