The Short Path to Expertise with Justin Baeder: Lead to Succeed 9

Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school leaders build capacity for instructional leadership in their organizations. His online program “The Instructional Leadership Challenge” has helped more than 10,000 school leaders in more than 50 countries make a habit of getting into classrooms and providing evidence-rich feedback for professional learning. He is the author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree), and speaks regularly at district, state, and national professional development events.

Podcast highlights:

  • Why you don’t need years of experience to be able to help and guide others
  • Get known for one thing (inch wide, mile deep)
  • Learn how to charge what you’re worth
  • When is your offering a fad and when is it a long-term demand?
  • What is instructional leadership and does it go beyond schools?
  • Why school leaders aren’t doing what they really need to be doing
  • The importance of taking action

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Interesting fact: In the United States, 14% of new teachers resign by the end of their first year, 33% leave within their first 3 years, and almost 50% leave by their 5th year. Pretty scary stuff!

Leadership quote of the day: “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” —Theodore Roosevelt

The ‘Lead to Succeed’ Podcast dives deep into personal leadership journeys. It seeks to understand how leaders got to where they are today, and the challenges and successes that they experienced along the way. Its goal is to empower leaders to optimize performance and enjoy sustained success.

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