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Get Over It!: Managing Grudges in Education Settings

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Most will agree that forgiving and forgetting is a lot easier said than done. In this segment we look at what happens when petty hurts and offenses create grudges in early childhood settings. Moreover, we look at how education leaders can help create a workplace where people can more easily and rapidly get over the small stuff.

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Filling the Shoes of the Founder

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Leadership transitions are inherently complicated and rich with the potential for problems. However, taking over the reigns from a founder of an organization poses a unique set of issues for the new leader. In this segment our guests offer insights on how to step out of the shadow of the founder and lead.

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Is a Zero Tolerance Gossip Policy Viable or Wise?

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Most experienced education leaders know and acknowledge that gossip can be very destructive to an organization. One solution is a zero tolerance gossip policy, but do these policies work and more importantly, are they really good for your organization. Tune in and find out.

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Disrupt Yourself: When and How to Shake Up Your Organization

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When should an education leader disrupt and shake up their organization? According to our guests the answer is now and the question is how. Tune in to learn about the value of disruptive leadership and how to skillfully use disruption to take your organization to a new level of performance.

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Gays In Education: Don't Ask Don't Tell?

Jay Mathews, Aimee Gelnaw, Finn Laursen with Holly Elissa Bruno

pic Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender educators are with us. Many have never heard this subject discussed openly...until now. Is don't ask, don't tell the education community's unwritten policy on LGBT educators? What should it be? Listen to this thoughtful, provocative and insightful segment, with commentary by Jay Mathews of the Washington Post.
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