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My mission is to build better leaders

My name is Daniel Bauer and I help school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.

If you’re anything like me you might feel under-prepared for your current leadership role and most likely you feel isolated – but it doesn’t have to be that way.


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• Leaders who have broken free from the status quo
• Leaders who make change happen
• Leaders who never, ever give up

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Rewire Conference

October 4-5th, 2019
Tabernacle, New Jersey

Rewire is a FREE, global learning experience, for ALL educators to ensure equity and equality for ALL students, regardless of where educators reside and work. Register Now!

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July 26 -31st, 2020

Daniel will be speaking at School Leaders for Today, an online community dedicated to inspire and support principals in the day to day. Register now!

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July 29, 2020

Daniel is the Keynote Speaker at Fast Forward Edu Summit, Fast forward into the new education landscape with the ultimate mixtape for professional learning. Register now!


The Latest Resources

Improve Feedback By Avoiding These 7 Traps

Improve Feedback By Avoiding These 7 Traps

Joseph Jones and TJ Vari of The Schoolhouse 302 are experts when it comes to improving your feedback. In fact, they wrote the book on it! Fortunately for leaders looking to improve giving feedback, Joe and TJ are now offering a masterclass on this topic. The short...

What makes a good leader?

What makes a good leader?

The other day I was surfing the internet and found myself on a page that sold very interesting (and tiny) human anatomical models. This idea inspired me to answer the question, “What makes a good leader?” by drawing a principal and identifying the characteristics that...

Five differences between managers and leaders

Five differences between managers and leaders

As a school leader how do you want to show up? There are major differences between being a manager vs a leader. This post will explore five of those differences. Differences in process Managers care about efficiency. If you manage a McDonalds you want the super-sized...

The Latest Podcasts

Rick Kitagawa and Lisa Lambert: Creating trust in organizations

Would you start a business with someone you’ve only met in person once and talked to for about 5 minutes? Spotlight Trust co-founders Lisa Lambert of Rule Number Six and Rick Kitagawa of Kaiju Coaching did. That’s the power of trust. Lisa and Rick first met while...

Maureen O’Shaughnessy: The Magic of Micro-schools

Maureen O’Shaughnessy, EdD, is a career educational activist with over 30 years of transforming learning in schools to better serve all students. She is the founding director of Leadership Preparatory Academy, a nonprofit progressive micro-school in Washington State....

Curtis Zimmerman: Leadership lessons from the stage

Curtis Zimmerman has worked two decades as a keynote speaker and consultant, he’s had the honor of developing deep relationships with companies including Kroger, Proctor and Gamble, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Duke Energy, Bacardi and Universal Orlando Resorts—along with...