What is the hot seat?

How much more effective would you be as a school principal if you: met weekly with a group of leaders hungry to get bettermet in a safe-space where you could truly ask for help when you needed itmet with leaders from around the USA and the world This is what we do...
Mastermind Case Study: Jessica Cabeen

Mastermind Case Study: Jessica Cabeen

Principal @ Ellis Middle School Tell us what you do and what your work typically entails. I am currently a middle school principal in Minnesota while speaking, writing, and consulting on the side. My work really centers around building relationships with those I...

Keep making a ruckus

At the center of what we do as leaders is this: we make change happen. I love the word ruckus. Mastermind members are the epitome of a ruckus maker: We break free from the status-quoWe make change happenWe never, ever give up. We improve every context in which we lead...

Practice Rule #6

A school principal and her newly hired AP are in a conference room discussing the mission and vision of the school during a new hire onboarding day.  Suddenly a woman bursts in, the 9th grade counselor. She is clearly upset and begins to shout, jump up and down,...

Whole Hearts & Whole Selves

I wanted to call this value, Bring your best self, but after reading Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead, I changed it based on her definition of wholeheartedness: engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to...

Take the leap

In the mastermind, we are about taking action even when it’s not necessarily comfortable.  I think leadership can be scary. Years ago I rode a water roller coaster with my nephews Silas and Levi. At the time, Levi was young and just tall enough to get on the...