Category: Leadership


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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Episode 124

Culture building in schools

July 31, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Trent Bowers

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Trent Bowers, superintendent of Worthington Schools in Worthington, Ohio. They talk about culture building in schools and how to create a community culture from the top using communication, vision and intent.

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Episode 123

Women’s Leadership in Education

July 24, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Dr. Kathy Krendl

In this episode, host Joel Gagne speaks with Dr. Kathy Krendl, former president of Otterbein University, about the importance of women’s leadership positions throughout education. They discuss the forces that continue to limit female opportunities, as well as the ways to move forward.

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Episode 121

School leadership turnover

July 13, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Joel Gagne & Carole Dorn-Bell

In this episode, hosts Joel and Carole discuss the structural and cultural issues that have led to more school leadership turnover and the cost it has on our schools and students. The conversation comes just as school districts are wrapping up their hiring season.

Joel and Carole say superintendents now only stay in place for an average of less than three years, and there also is much turnover at the principal level. This doesn’t bode well for public education.

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Episode 116

How education leaders can nurture leadership talent

June 18, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Diane Egbers

In this episode, Diane Egbers from LEI Consulting joins host Carole Dorn-Bell to talk about the ways leaders can nurture leadership talent.

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Episode 104

The power of mentorship

March 12, 2018 | Leadership
Guest: Jeri Springstead and Heidi Feller

In this episode, host Joel Gagne is joined by Heidi Feller, Chief Inspiration Officer for #SocialSchool4edu, and her mentor, Jeri Springstead.

Joel asks Jeri and Heidi about their mentor-mentee relationship, and how Jeri inspired Heidi to become a German teacher in Wisconsin via the power of mentorship.

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