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Better Leaders, Better Schools
created by Daniel Bauer
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Welcome to the Mastermind, a world-class community of school leaders from around the world, ready to take your leadership to the next level.


Free to download, quality content and practical advice guaranteed to grow your leadership skills.


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.


The flagship podcast for ruckus makers in education

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

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We’re a hybrid group coaching and leadership development community. Put another way—we are a leadership incubator for world-class educators. The mastermind is a safe, confidential community where you can be authentic and get the challenge you’re looking for to take your leadership to the next level.

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Forsyth County, Georgia

June 4, 2019
Cumming, GA

Daniel will speak to 100 school leaders on the topic of balance and reflection.


NASSP Conference

July 18-20, 2019
Boston, MA

Daniel and friends are leading a live mastermind with NASSP attendees. We’ll work and solve your #1 school challenge as a community.


Transformative Leadership Summit

TBD: Summer 2019

Daniel and Jethro are hosting the fourth annual Transformative Leadership Summit. This virtual conference features top speakers from around the world. The best part is—you can attend in your pajamas!



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10 Things Schools Should Quit Doing Right Now

Do schools stink? What should schools quit doing right now? I'm not so sure that schools stink ... I think we do a lot of things well in education. However, I know that we can do a lot better. I have been reading Tools of Titans recently since I am a huge fan of the...

200 Tips for Effective School Leaders

My giant list of tips for effective school leaders I wrote this list of tips for principals to inspire, challenge, and develop effective school leaders.  I do this by creating consistent content throughout the week via the blog.  I'm also working on a podcast that...