Surround yourself with people who challenge you.
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s a saying you’ve likely heard before, and one that today’s guest says applies to being a Superintendent. As an educator for 29 years, Deanna (Dede) Ashby, recently retired Superintendent of Hopkins County Schools joins Janet again to share how she helps others develop a vision and mission that leaves a huge impact on their community. Listen as Dede explains why it’s important to have the right people around you and stay grounded as a Superintendent.
This episode answers questions such as:
- Why is it necessary to constantly evolve?
- What is the most important aspect of leading a team?
- How can we stay grounded as Superintendents and leaders in education?
Featured Episode Resources
AYP | EDUCATION WILL NEVER LOOK THE SAME
When we are faced with change we have an opportunity to respond with creative solutions. Today, our guest shares how her organization is inspired to navigate change by the vision: one team, one mission, one community. Listen as Deanna and our host discuss how this district has become more than just a part of their community, and the deeper connections they’ve made as a result.
9P | LEADING CHANGE
It is important for leaders to model the way when it comes to change. Change is easier to later manage, when leaders transparently communicate the why for change. How will it benefit the team? How will it benefit each team member?
SE | WHAT IS BOLD LEADERSHIP?
As society evolves, education is always needed to transform to help students prepare for the workforce. Equally so, this evolution creates demand for leaders to respond and empower people on their teams to make a bigger impact. The type of leadership required today looks different than it did a decade ago.
9P | EXCELLENT SERVICE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
The foundation of service excellence begins before customers ever contact the organization. To consistently provide service that goes above and beyond customer expectations, organizations should define what they stand for and how they want to interact with those they serve and with each other.
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