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 12: Our Teachers’ Perspective with Randi Weingarten
In schools, who has the biggest impact on our students? Teachers do of course. Who better to share with the perspective, triumphs, and trials of teachers over the past couple of years than Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. The AFT represents over 1.7 million educators and healthcare professionals! Here you will hear Jeff describe the importance of leaders listening to teachers and Randi does an outstanding job advocating for their needs.
Episode 11: Reinventing Schools with Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
Linda Darling-Hammond talks with us about reinventing schools, new design principles for schools, preparing teachers for deeper learning, and some overall advice she has for educational leaders.
Episode 10: Spirit Work and The Science of Collaboration with Michael Fullan
Dr. Fullan elevates our understanding, truly setting a new bar, relative to the need for deep collaboration in our schools and communities.
Episode 9: How to Talk About Race, Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
Talking about race, social justice, inclusion, or equity, while vitally important in education, is complicated in today’s political environment. How do educational leaders engage and support discussions relative to race and keep their community together? We are so thankful to have had Beverly Daniel Tatum on our Leader Chat to provide perspective and advice. She has talked and written extensively on the topic, including her recently updated book, Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race. We are so thankful to have had time with the wise Dr. Tatum. You will be too.
Episode 8: How Can Leaders Stay Grounded, Calm, and Content with Mike Scott
Let’s face it, leading school systems is isolating work. The expectations are often unrealistic, and the conditions are clearly becoming more difficult over time. While leaders can’t often publicly state their state of mind or emotional state, take it from us- their lives, hearts and minds are strained. Something is different though about Mike Scott, superintendent of Hillsboro school district in the Portland metro area. Jeff has been so impressed with Mike over the years, especially his ability to stay grounded, calm and content. We believe leaders learn from other leaders. We all can take something away from listening to Mike’s open and honest perspective- truly a leader of integrity and strength.
Episode 7: Keeping Your Focus While Leading Through Controversy with Sandy Barbour
Recognized as one of the nation’s premier Athletic Directors, Sandy Barbour enters her eighth year as the dynamic leader of the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics program. With student success and comprehensive excellence as a steadfast focus, Barbour has helped Penn State to ascend and thrive as one of the nation’s most successful athletic departments.
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!!!
Great Work on These Podcasts
Jeff continues to knock it out of the park with timely, thoughtful, and often times inspiring work. His insightful questions get to the heart of each issue and show us something special about each guest. I’ve become a regular listener and I am a better leader for it.