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The intention of The Principal Purpose is to provide tools and inspiration to help school leaders become the principal everybody loves.

The Principal Purpose Podcast Lynn Hardin

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

The intention of The Principal Purpose is to provide tools and inspiration to help school leaders become the principal everybody loves.

    🎙️ School Leaders Unite: Tackling the Biggest Time Bandit - Worry! 🚫⏰🧠

    🎙️ School Leaders Unite: Tackling the Biggest Time Bandit - Worry! 🚫⏰🧠

    Episode Show Notes:
    - Welcome to the Principal Purpose Podcast hosted by Lynn Hardin, a Principal and Certified Life Coach. - This podcast aims to shape you into the Principal everyone adores by discussing trust, relationships, and commitment.
    Main Discussion:- Lynn shares personal experiences of getting derailed from her routine due to selling her house.- Discussion on effective time management and its importance in boosting productivity and well-being.- Time management techniques shared:  - Setting clear goals.  - Prioritizing tasks with methods such as the Eisenhower box or ABCD method.  - Utilizing the two-minute rule.  - Importance of technology like Todoist, Trello, and Google Calendar.  - Breaking down overwhelming tasks.  - The Pomodoro technique.  - Dangers of multitasking.  - Grouping similar tasks.  - Setting deadlines.  - Delegating tasks.  - Combating procrastination.  - Reducing distractions.  - Reviewing and adjusting weekly plans.  - Allocating time effectively using the '8-8-8' rule.  - Starting the day early for increased productivity.  - Allocating time for self-care.
    Highlight:- Lynn introduces the 'worry list' technique:  - List down all worries.  - Categorize them into 'no control', 'some control', and 'full control'.  - Reflect on items where one has control to act upon them.
    Closing Notes:- Introducing the 'Tiny Time List' for tasks that can be done in short time bursts.- Encouraging listeners to live and act on purpose, serving their students, community, and staff.- Offering a special gift for listeners: A Principal Planner available for download on Lynn's website.
    🎁 **Gift for Listeners:**  Head to my website  https://www.lynnhardin.com/ to download the principal planner for better time management.
    OutroThank you for joining us on the Principal Purpose Podcast. Ensure to create spaces where every child thrives and be the principal everyone loves!
    Remember, as a principal, you shape the future, and your approach to time management can have a profound effect on your professional and personal well-being. Stay tuned for more actionable insights in future episodes!

    • 17 min
    Leading the Ruckus: Shaping the Future of Education with Danny Bauer

    Leading the Ruckus: Shaping the Future of Education with Danny Bauer


    Introducing Danny Bauer: A renowned principal development and retention expert, best-selling author, and the host of two globally recognized podcasts.

    Bauer's Mission: Aimed at building better leaders for schools, Danny discusses how he helps educators combat isolation and find solutions to their major challenges.

    Personal Touch: Diving deep into Danny's favorite childhood memory of a Renaissance Fair and its connection to his leadership journey.

    Discovering the Podcasting World: Bauer's inspiration from "Entrepreneur on Fire" by John Lee Dumas and his realization that there was a gap in the market for school leader-focused content.

    The Importance of Focus: Bauer emphasizes not diversifying too much but instead honing in on what works, which for him is the "Ruckus Maker Mastermind."

    Origin of "Ruckus Maker": Danny's inspiration from Seth Godin’s ideas on disruption and "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon, leading to the birth of the term "Ruckus Maker" as a descriptor for trailblazing leaders in education.

    Staying in Your Lane: Emphasis on the value of consistency and staying true to one's mission, as key advice for both leaders and entrepreneurs.

    Impact on Education: An overarching theme throughout the interview is Bauer's dedication to creating a positive disruption in the world of education, molding better leaders, and ensuring a brighter future for students.

    Danny Bauer Websites and Social Links

    BLBS Website: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com

    Download The School Leadership Scorecard™: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard 

    Build Leadership Momentum: How to Create the Perfect Principal Entry Plan: buildleadershipmomentum.com 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danevanbauer?ref=bookmarks

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielevanbauer/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdannybauer/

    Medium: https://alienearbud.medium.com/

    BLBS on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-leaders-better-schools-podcast-Danny-bauer/id1036167679?mt=2

    BLBS on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3c1dkdobcUbAmUHfBWovuk?si=zTD5xZRTSj6rxXlucl6sUQ

    School Leadership Series on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-leadership-series-with-Danny-bauer/id1352995134?mt=2

    School Leadership Series on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2ok6PzXGfcbuqyiOYT0hZf

    FREE PLANNER: https://www.lynnhardin.com/This planner for a school principal will make it simple to map out the school year, months, weeks, and days so you can be what your were meant to be, a principal everybody loves.

    • 36 min
    Leadership Evolution: Overcoming Our Brain's Ancient Quirks

    Leadership Evolution: Overcoming Our Brain's Ancient Quirks

    Episode Summary: In this episode, we delve deep into the intricacies of our brain, exploring the negative biases imprinted on our minds by our ancestors. We offer insights and practical steps to help school principals and leaders navigate these biases, hone emotional intelligence, and evolve into leaders who are loved, respected, and admired.
    Episode Notes:
    Objective: To nurture leadership qualities admired by all – from teachers to district personnel.Brain Basics 101

    The architecture of our mind: growth vs. closed mindset.
    Importance of understanding basic brain biology for leadership.
    Qualities of Strong Leadership

    The role of emotional intelligence in leadership.
    Dealing with negativity: Converting challenges into opportunities or comfort.
    Understanding Negative Bias

    Evolutionary origins: Why our brains focus on potential dangers.
    Modern-day implications: Principals might not face saber-tooth tigers, but the bias persists.
    Real-life examples: The fixation on criticism and overlooking compliments.
    Mental Reconfiguration

    Fun experiment: Humming the ABC song to shift thoughts.
    Steps to navigate negativity:
    Observe the thought.
    Normalize the thought.
    Neutralize by focusing on facts.
    Deep Dive: 'Not Enough' Syndrome

    The subconscious standards we set for ourselves.
    Challenge: Asking ourselves why we believe certain standards are needed.
    The importance of self-acceptance.
    Solutions and Strategies

    Recognizing the brain's concerns with compassion.
    Viewing challenges as learning curves.
    Reminder: Leadership isn’t about perfection.
    Closing Thoughts

    All humans grapple with negativity; it's our response that differentiates us.
    Challenge for listeners: Transform your mindset and evolve into a more effective leader.
    FREE PLANNER: https://www.lynnhardin.com/This planner for a school principal will make it simple to map out the school year, months, weeks, and days so you can be what your were meant to be, a principal everybody loves.

    • 16 min
    "Dear brain, you can be quiet now."

    "Dear brain, you can be quiet now."

    **Episode Notes: "Dear brain, you can be quiet now." or how to Empower Your Mindset - Conquer Negative Thoughts and Lead with Confidence**
    *Introduction:*- Welcome to an empowering episode designed specifically for school leaders like you!- In this episode, we'll explore the fascinating world of self-talk and its impact on our lives as educators.- The start of a new school year is the perfect time to cultivate a positive and empowering mindset.- We all face challenges, but today, we're going to equip you with practical techniques to overcome negative thoughts.
    *Segment 1: Understanding the Power of Self-Talk*- Self-talk influences our emotions, actions, and overall experiences in life and leadership.- Recognizing negative thought patterns and their effects on our decision-making.- The importance of self-awareness and identifying triggers that lead to negative self-talk.
    *Segment 2: Flipping the Script - Reframing Negative Thoughts*- Learn powerful strategies to reframe negative thoughts into positive and growth-oriented ones.- How to transform challenges into opportunities for personal and professional development.- The significance of affirmations and how they can shift your mindset for success.
    *Segment 3: Creating a Positive School Environment*- Discover the impact of a positive school culture on staff, students, and parents.- Practical tips for fostering a supportive and empowering atmosphere within your school community.- Leading by example - how your mindset influences the culture of your school.
    *Segment 4: Overcoming Leadership Challenges*- Addressing common challenges faced by school leaders and how mindset plays a crucial role.- Coping strategies for managing stress and pressure in your leadership role.- Tips on effective communication to bridge gaps and build strong relationships.
    *Conclusion:*- Embrace the power of a positive and empowering mindset as you embark on the new school year.- You have the potential to lead with confidence and make a lasting impact on your school community.- Remember, self-talk is a skill that can be honed and improved over time.- Practice self-compassion and celebrate your growth as a leader.- Thank you for joining us on this journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Don't forget to hit that subscribe button to stay inspired on your leadership path.
    So, let's get started and make this school year one of growth, learning, and leadership excellence! Tune in now and let's dive deep into the world of self-talk and embrace the incredible potential that lies within each of us. You've got this!

    • 16 min
    Unleashing Teacher Motivation: Exploring Innovative Solutions with the Zwicky Box

    Unleashing Teacher Motivation: Exploring Innovative Solutions with the Zwicky Box

    In this episode join us as we dive into the world of education and problem-solving. Our focus is on the persistent challenge faced by school principals – unmotivated teachers. Discover how a creative approach, using the powerful Zwicky Box technique, helps a school principal explore unconventional solutions to boost teacher motivation. From identifying key factors to fostering a positive school culture, this episode reveals the journey of unleashing teacher motivation through innovative thinking. Tune in and be inspired by the transformative possibilities of the Zwicky Box!

    • 11 min
    Tackling Inconvenient Teacher Pop-ins - A Principal's Perspective

    Tackling Inconvenient Teacher Pop-ins - A Principal's Perspective

    It is crucial to balance the need for teacher support with you and your responsibilities. I know by implementing these strategies, you can effectively manage the timing of when teachers pop-in.  If you address these underlying needs first, provide appropriate channels for communication and support your life will be so much easier.   You'll be able to minimize the occurrence of that inconvenient pop-in while still maintaining a productive, supportive working environment, and a positive school culture.   https://www.lynnhardin.com/ Instagram Facebook Linkedin

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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Blondebeacon ,

Lynn is a master principal

Lynn is a leader who walks the talk. She knows her stuff. And, she approaches the position of school leadership from an innovative and intuitive knowingness. I’ve coached with Lynn and what I can reassure you is that I always walk away wiser, calmer, and more confident. Her brilliance will take you and your school to the next level.

Karen-DB ,

Conversations to get you inspired

There are so many important topics discuss on this show, not just for principals, but for anyone working in Prek-12th grade education. Highly recommend!

tehjunction ,

Great, practical information for school leaders

Really enjoy this podcast. Check out the episode about the summer planning process

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