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From the Podcast: Being an agile leader: Empower

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September 12, 2019

Diane Egbers and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss the role of empowerment in agile leadership

In this second part of the new series on Agile Leadership, Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration discusses the Empower role.

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

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From the Podcast: Getting to know a community as a superintendent

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September 4, 2019

Kirk Koennecke and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss how new superintendents can get to know their communities

Kirk Koennecke, the new superintendent for Indian Hill Schools near Cincinnati, Ohio, joins Carole Dorn-Bell on the podcast to discuss how school superintendents can get to know their communities when they are fresh on the job.

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

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From the Podcast: Being an Agile Leader with Diane Egbers

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August 30, 2019

Diane Egbers and Carole Dorn-Bell discuss agile leadership in today’s education market

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

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

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From the Podcast: The New Ohio Department of Education strategic plan

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June 3, 2019

Schools are developing new goals to match with the Ohio Department of Education’s four new learning domains

In this episode, 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 education plan that aims to put less emphasis on test scores while catering to each individual student. The new plan will shift away from the traditional academic measures that customarily measured students’ success and instead focus on helping students succeed after graduating high school.

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From the Podcast: The Triple A’s to nurture educators: Alignment

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April 10, 2019

The importance of alignment within leadership teams

In this third episode of the series The Triple A’s to Nurture Educators: Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment, the topic is 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 between alignment and a high leadership team performance.

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From the Podcast: The Triple A’s to nurture educators: Authenticity

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March 8, 2019

Discussing how create a sense of community around schools with authenticity

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 by Diane Egbers of Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader.

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From the Podcast: Top ‘Must Do’s’ from a recent school construction project

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February 21, 2019

Explaining how to effectively manage a school construction project with Matt Montgomery of Revere Local Schools

In this episode, you’ll learn all about 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 renovation and construction project.

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From the Podcast: The Triple A’s to nurture educators

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February 18, 2019

Discussing how to effectively nurture educators with Diane Egbers

In this episode, we launch a series of podcast themes that we are calling The Triple A’s to Nurture Educators: Advocacy, Authenticity and Alignment.

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

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From the Podcast: How to adjust to changes in an urban school district

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November 15, 2018

Discussing how to adjust to changes in an urban school district

This episode of our podcast features a conversation with Carolyne Albert-Garvey. She was the reason that Joel’s family moved, as they wanted the 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 for their children. In this episode, Joel and Carolyne discuss how to adjust to changes in an urban school district.

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From the Podcast: The impact of team leadership development

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November 13, 2018

Discussing the important impact of team leadership development

Diane Egbers from Leadership Excelleration (LEI) and co-author of The Ascending Leader is back on the podcast! She talks with host Carole Dorn-Bell about the importance of team leadership development for your school.

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