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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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How to be a great school principal: 4 experts share their ideas

How to be a great school principal: 4 experts share their ideas

Today’s post is curated by a number of school leaders in North America (New York, Massachusetts, Utah, and British Columbia). There are obvious permission to play skills that principals need in order to be effective -- consistency, hard-work, determination,...

Success is like a mountain

Success is like a mountain

Novice and veteran school leaders alike wonder, “How to be a successful school principal.” Being proactive certainly helps as well as these 10 skills that the best school leaders have. Successful school leaders also read … a lot.But I worry that wondering how to be a...

10 uncommon skills great principals use

10 uncommon skills great principals use

What does it take to be a school leader? Better yet, what are the qualities that make a great principal? First things first, every role has a set of basic skills you need in order to minimally qualify for the job. These skills are what I call permission to play...

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Clayton Reedie: A Heart Shift Regarding Family Engagement

Clayton Reedie is the current Director for the Campbelltown Principal’s Network in Sydney, the equivalent of a District Superintendent in the United States. He began as a teacher in 1991 and from there earned early promotion to Executive Teacher, Assistant Principal...

Erika Bare: A First Year Principal Takes on Sexual Harassment

Erika began her career as a special education teacher in the West-Linn Wilsonville School district. When her family relocated to Southern Oregon, she was fortunate to work in Medford as a special education TOSA, supporting the work of the Special Education Department...

Lori Villanueva: Do the Right thing for Kids

Lori Villanueva has been in education for 25 years, starting as a high school Biology, Music and AVID Teacher, and now serves as Superintendent in a rural district of 4500 in sunny central California. She keeps kids at the center of her decisions, and loves working...