Leader Chat with Dr. Jeff Rose features interviews with top education leaders who collaborate, problem solve, and build a community of support for superintendents and their executive leadership teams. Cognia Leadership Circle members can join us live every Wednesday, ask questions, and contribute to the discussions.
To support members of Cognia’s Leadership Circle, we chat with leaders dealing with tough problems from school board politics to school improvement and student safety, we address the pressing issues of the day. School leadership is isolating. Our Leader Chat is straight talk with honest feedback, as we share pragmatic solutions to help leaders in education day-to-day.
You don’t have to lead alone. Join us every Wednesday for Leader Chat.
Episode 71: Underrepresentation of African Americans in Finance and on Wallstreet with David Esmie
David Esmie is not an educator by trade. Rather, guided by his own experiences in the finance industry, he has chosen to dedicate himself to influencing typically underrepresented youth to pursue careers in finance. He and Jeff are friends, and our listeners will appreciate them comparing notes and talking strategy on how David is impacting future financiers.
Episode 70: Learner Centered Leadership with Devin Vodicka
Imagine an educational leader who has empathy for the challenges faced in the classroom, one who is able to create systems focused on the learner and the teacher. Also, think of a leader who embraces innovation and is able to create a culture that finds a balance of autonomy and fidelity for the organization. This person is Devin Vodicka! In this Leader Chat, he and Jeff engage in a conversation about what ‘Leaner Centered Leadership’ really is and why it’s needed.
Episode 69: Great on Their Behalf with AJ Crabill
AJ Crabill has been on a Leader Chat before, but based on the quality of our last conversation with him, and his new book, we simply had to have him back. AJ’s understanding of school board governance is beyond reproach. His new book, ‘Great on Their Behalf’, is a must read for any school or district leader. School boards have the potential to focus their efforts on students, and if they shed the temptation to focus on adult issues, great things can happen.
Episode 68: High School Cultural Transformation with Anne Erwin
Anne Erwin and Jeff clearly go way back. She was a principal working with him when he was a superintendent in Oregon. Anne joined us because she was not an ordinary principal. She turned around the high school in a very unique way and leaned on a community process and bold vision that did in fact come to fruition. Anne is brutally honest, focused, and passionate about what schools, communities, and especially students are capable of.
Episode 66: The Artisan, Teacher, and Leader, with Mike Rutherford
Mike Rutherford supports teachers and leaders all over the country. His philosophy supports the art, creativity, and capacity of educators. As you listen to this Leader Chat, you will notice that Mike has his finger on the pulse of what was, is, and will be in schools. His perspective and advice for leaders is something we recommend you listen carefully to.
Episode 67: Recalibrating Culture with Jimmy Casas
We were so thankful Jimmy Casas was able to join us in person for this Leader Chat. Jimmy and his work supporting leaders is extremely unique. His advice specific to culture is not just philosophical, it’s pragmatic. He provides leaders with protocols and processes. This Leader Chat is informative, but also inspiring. You will love Jimmy Casas!
Learning the language of schools and districts
As an LCSW of 20 years, and as someone who is currently offering lots of services to individual schools and districts, this podcast has been an invaluable source to understand the inner workings of superintendents, principals, and other leaders within districts. Incredibly informative guests, and great practical tips to overall leadership. Thank you, Jeff.
I Listen Every Week
These podcasts offer extremely helpful insight into leadership and its challenges of today. I look forward to each and every episode and gain helpful information from each one. Jeff’s ability to moderate and talk through challenges is consistent, helpful, and hopeful. I look forward to many more episodes!
Leader Chat with Jeff Rose
In these challenging times, this podcast is so refreshing as Jeff Rose and his guests provide real time, practical insights into how to navigate the landscape of leadership today. Bravo!!!