The Courageous Conversations Series: Welcome to My Bad with Jon Harper.  The show about how and what extraordinary educators learn by sharing their mistakes. We invite you to take the MYBad leadership challenge - Mess up, fess up, and share with us on My Bad.

I Continue to Say Yes, When I Should Say No

Jon Harper with Angela Maiers

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I feel an unrelenting pressure to please people.  The result is that I too often say yes to the requests I receive when I should simply say no.  But I continue to struggle with this. 

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I Underestimated and Misjudged My Student

Jon Harper with Lindsy Stumpenhorst

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I was at the end of my emotional rope. My student wasn't responding the way I wanted, and I mentally wrote him off. Then I discovered something about him that I never expected.  

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Great Manager, Rotten Leader: I Tried to Change Everything Immediately

Jon Harper with Dr. Josue Falaise

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I was young, I was new to leadership and I was rigid. I demanded performance overnight without offering support and ran into a wall. Here's how I turned my leadership, my school and my career around.   

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My Student Embarrassed Me, So I Embarrassed Him, Big Mistake

Jon Harper with LaVonna Roth

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My student called me a racist. At least, that's what I heard. So I tossed him out of the class. As it turned out, I was wrong. Now what? 

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I Expected Everyone on My Staff to Agree with Me

Jon Harper with Dr. Jeff Zoul

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I was a new principal with years of experience in the classroom and great ideas to share. Why didn't all of my staff agree with me? 

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