leadership

All the Children Are White. So What?

Louise Derman-Sparks & Justin Snider with Holly Elissa Bruno

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What if all the children in your program are white? All the teachers are white? Attracting staff and children of color may seem impossible. What if all the children are black? All the teachers are black? Should attracting teachers and children of other ethnicities be a priority? After 55 years of desegregation, segregated schools are alive and well. At this point does it really matter?

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Teacher Negativity: Turning Naysayers into Hooraysayers

Debra Viadero, Neila Connors with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic Change is the status quo in a teacher's life - new students, new families, new superintendents, new education reforms and funding changes. But according to our guest, resisting change and general posture of negativity toward change is pervasive among teachers. Is there something education leaders can do to turn the nattering nabobs of negativity into cheerleaders and change agents? Yes! Tune in and get some new strategies to help you lead change now.
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Rethinking Leadership Expectations: Moving From Hero to Host

Holly Elissa Bruno with Margaret (Meg) Wheatley, Ed.D., George Couros

pic Our world and the responsibilities of leaders have have become too complex for the old model of leadership. According to our guests, the notion of viewing the leader as hero and primary source of great ideas is no longer viable. We must embrace a new paradigm, where in the leader is "host" of a structure that extracts great ideas from many people and sources.
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Overworked Educators: Dedicated, Fearful or Addicted to Work?

Bryan Robinson, Ph.D with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic The good news is that thanks to Blackberries, iPads, cell phones and wireless communication it is now possible for education leaders to stay connected to work 24/7/265. The bad news is that education many education leaders are now staying connected to work 24/7/365. Increasingly leaders in the education find they are chained to their desks. This segment looks at what is driving many educational leaders into overdrive and overwork. We close with some keys to getting the job done without getting burned out.
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3 Keys to Leading People Who Push Your Buttons

Louis John "Lou" Cozolino, Ph.Dwith Holly Elissa Bruno

pic People who push our buttons are hard to get along with and even harder to lead. Often they drive us beyond our ability to manage our emotions and we lose control. This segment explores what pushes us over the edge, how to avoid these events and how to quickly regain control.
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