September 08, 2017: How Leaders Improve
- John Gates
Rick will interview John Gates from Avion Consulting.
John and will give us a preview of his book "How Leaders
Improve" in which he co-authors with Jeff Graddy, PhD, and Sacha
Lindekens, PhD. Here is a synopsis of the book: There are countless
books on some variation of the topic, “What makes a leader good (or
great).” However, surprisingly, there is very little written about how
leaders actually get better – and even less on this topic that is based
on research. Over a two-year period, they studied leaders in
organizations who had actually improved (based on a widely accepted
measure of le
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is a Partner with Avion Consulting, a management consulting firm
specializing in leadership, team, and organizational development.
With over 20 years of experience, John’s areas of expertise include
leadership effectiveness, coaching, communication, employee
engagement, strategic planning, team building, and change management.
John provides coaching and counsel to leaders from the middle
management to senior executive levels; he partners with clients in
the design and implementation of high-impact leadership development
solutions; and he works with management teams on issues related to
both team and organizational effectiveness. John also has extensive
experience in the area
September 01, 2017: Leadership in Education - Todd Nesloney
Rick was going through his Twitter feed and found the hashtag #leadupchat which lead him to his guest through his hashtag #KidsDeserveIt. Rick contacted Mike Stephens, to hunt down Todd Nesloney, creator of the hashtag and movement for this very special interview and show. We are blessed to have Todd share his story and message on this edition of the Work / Life Balance. You will not want to miss this story and message! Tune in!
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Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is a White House Champion of Change, the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Recipient for Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd is also the co-author of the Award Winning Book, “Flipping 2.0” and most recently “Kids Deserve It!” and upcoming book “Stories from Webb” and “Sparks in the Dark” Todd serves on both the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board and the Remind Advisory Board. He is also the co-host of the popular educati