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Ep 18: Your Biggest Challenge

challenge leadership Sep 01, 2019

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In this weeks episode John and Luke discuss their biggest challenge.

What is your biggest challenge as a school leader?  If you have 30 seconds, Let us know!

 

 

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Ep 17: Avoid The Back To School Nightmare

back to school leadership Aug 25, 2019

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In this weeks episode John and Luke try to plan the perfect back to school night.

  • Learn how to start influencing parents in the parking lot.
  • How can you as the leader present the necessary school information in a fun way?
  • How can Back to School Night be an asset in your family engagement system.

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Ep 16: Getting to the Dinner Table

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Home to school communication is always a challenge for school leaders. One way to think about it is this: How can you get school language to the dinner table conversation at home?

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John and Luke discuss 

  • What is the overall goal of parent communication?
  • How can you think like a marketer to develop your message?
  • How can you ensure your communications get better over time?

 

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Ep 15: Attack Of The Ice Breakers

icebreakers leadership Aug 11, 2019

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John and Luke why icebreakers are worth the effort and time. 

  • An amazing twist on "rock, paper, scissors" 
  • A simple photo sharing activity
  • A 3 part icebreaker formula to get people connecting
  • What did you want to be when you were 5?

 

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Ep 14: The School Year Planning System Course

Uncategorized Aug 04, 2019

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Welcome to a very special episode

of the virtual leadership podcast. We are proud to announce a new online course! 

The course take you through the what, why and how behind our school year planning system. It shows how to use a simple spreadsheet to manage all of your school site planning from during school to after school to communications and more.

If you are interested, download the school year planning system google spreadsheet and we will let you in on the course information. 

John's Why

"There are too many things happening all at one time. You need not only a place to put everything so you can stand back and look at it, but you need a system to then coordinate events, delegate responsibilities and communicate everything to staff. "

Luke's Why 

"Planning out your entire year on a spreadsheet is the simplest thing you can do that holds the most leverage. It's...

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Ep 13: Crowdsourcing Gives Your Systems A Voice

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In this episode John and Luke discuss

Systems for getting information and feedback from your staff, parents or any large group. 

John's Why

"You are not the smartest person in the room. The smartest person in the room is the room."

Luke's Why 

"Effective crowdsourcing is not only a way to get the best ideas, but can also help you build the trust of your people." 

Show Highlights:

The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

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Ep: 12 Reflect Back To Move Forward

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Luke's Why

"Don't compare yourself to others but rather to who you were yesterday. A solid reflection system keeps you focused on yourself. Focused on iterating yourself to be better each day."

John's Why 

"To become better you have to be honest with who you are now. Knowing your current reality is as important as having a desired state. That only comes with reflection." 

Show Highlights:

  • Why you should schedule debriefs 
  • Luke's quick and easy journaling system 
  •  "Ask and you shall receive" with Google Forms

Links 

The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

www.virtualleadershipacademy.com

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Ep: 11 Catch Your Best Ideas

habits Jul 14, 2019

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John's Why 

"You are always thinking about what is next. You are always planning and projecting out into the future. If you don't have a system for catching ideas that pop into your head you'll never get to sleep at night"

Luke's Why

"Free up your RAM. Like a computer your mind slows down when it is trying to remember while processing new information. Having a system for new ideas frees up your mind to give the present moment more attention"

Show Highlights:

  • The secret to never losing that great idea no matter where or when you have it 
  • John and Luke different idea catching systems 

Links 

The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

www.virtualleadershipacademy.com

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Ep: 10 Let's Have A Meeting!

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2019

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Luke's Why

"Meetings are the default system for any project or initiative. Anytime a new thing needs to get done we all say 'Let's have a meeting!' "

John's Why 

"If you are school leader you spend a ton of time in meetings. They are important. They are like the huddle before the play. We HAVE to be in meetings to make sure the initiatives are moving forward."

On the show John and Luke cover:

  • How celebrations can transform your meetings
  • How you can make your meetings more coherent from one to the next
  • How to add urgency to your meetings

 

Links 

The School Year Planning System. We love systems. This is the first system we recommend for any school site or department. Get everyone and everything on the same page with this simple spreadsheet system.

www.virtualleadershipacademy.com

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Ep 9: Why Systems Are Better Than Goals

habits leadership systems Jun 30, 2019

Luke's Why

"A goal is an objective. We all write goals. Some goals are forced on us. Goals are necessary. But...What happens next? What happens next is you fail at reaching this goal everyday until one day to you maybe reach that goal and then you just start another. A system on the other hand is a designed set of daily habits, routines, workflows and procedures that you put in place. Having a system creates a chance to win everyday! If you ran the system today, you win!"

John's Why 

"A system gives you something to do everyday. The idea isn't to not have goals, but to have systems that help you achieve those long term goals. A chance to be successful everyday. If I do X Y and Z today then I am successful. A series of short repeatable actions or a system is going to help you actually reach that goal."

On the show John and Luke cover:

  • 3 systems school leaders should put in place right now. 
  • Luke's reflection system
  • John's idea...
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