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Join Ted weekly for lessons in leadership and reflective practices that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally. Every other week there will be guests to help you build a greater understanding on a variety of topics that are relevant to everyone and anyone who cares about kids.

Ted Neitzke is a professional educator and believes that anyone who has influence over another person is a leader. Ted has dedicated his life to paying back the high school teachers who changed his life by believing in him and inspired him to teach and lead in schools.

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Join Ted weekly for lessons in leadership and reflective practices that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally. Every other week there will be guests to help you build a greater understanding on a variety of topics that are relevant to everyone and anyone who cares about kids.

Ted Neitzke is a professional educator and believes that anyone who has influence over another person is a leader. Ted has dedicated his life to paying back the high school teachers who changed his life by believing in him and inspired him to teach and lead in schools.

    Episode 202: It’s All About the Base (Leadership & Tools)

    Episode 202: It’s All About the Base (Leadership & Tools)

    We need to get better at understanding the needs of those around us. Take a listen as we review Maslow's Hierarchy of needs and how to apply it in the realm of engagement in the classroom and the workplace. 


    List the ways in which you can support others on the hierarchy.

    Describe where you think you operate most days on the hierarchy.

    Frame for yourself a process so that you can engage those you serve so they can reach the summit.

    • 20 min
    Episode 201: Just Keep Charging AND… (Reflection & Process)

    Episode 201: Just Keep Charging AND… (Reflection & Process)

    Join us for a discussion on how we can better support the weird world we are living in by focusing on both sides of the coin. This episode focuses on the idea that we are in an "AND" world right now that is fueling debate and conflict. However, we focus on how to charge into this storm optimistically!!!! 


     


    Describe your strategy to support others in an AND world.

    List people you need to go and support

    Reflect upon your AND’s and seek out others who can create lift for you.

    • 23 min
    Episode 200: Look For The Leaders (Reflection & Tool)

    Episode 200: Look For The Leaders (Reflection & Tool)

    If you focus on looking for leadership, you will see that it is all around you! Join us for the 200th episode and a strategy to grow leadership in every environment!


    List leadership that has already occurred around you today

    Describe your worldview and how you see leadership

    Describe how you will reinforce the leadership that is all around you.

    • 25 min
    Episode 199: How We Show Up (Reflection and Tools)

    Episode 199: How We Show Up (Reflection and Tools)

    How do you show up in any given situation? Join us for a discussion and assessment tool to help you frame every day and interaction so that you are: optimistic, energetic, and motivated! 


    Describe how you show up?

    Describe your process for assessing how others show up.

    Reflect on what you need to do if you are not prepared to show up.


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    Episode 198: Complimenting v. Criticizing (Leadership and Tactics)

    Episode 198: Complimenting v. Criticizing (Leadership and Tactics)

    What is your complement to criticism ratio? Take a listen as we reflect upon how we've forgotten the art of reinforcement in our leadership.


     


    List behaviors you need to change within yourself to get the most of those around you

    Describe a way that you can complement others

    Track your compliment v. criticism ration this week.

    • 21 min
    Episode 197: A Conversation With A Physician About All Things Covid In 2021 (Reflection)

    Episode 197: A Conversation With A Physician About All Things Covid In 2021 (Reflection)

    Join me for a conversation with David C Brousseau, MD - professor and chief of emergency medicine, at the Medical College of Wisconsin as we discuss how to approach this school year. Hear his advice around protecting ourselves, what he is seeing and what he believes will happen as we move into the fall and winter.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Keithgrei ,

Love learning to think smarter

Love listening to this podcast as I always learn something and Teds words have becoming an inspiration...and especially now that we have all pretty much become teachers and influencers this has been my favorite new podcast!!! Keith

jill828 ,

Always insightful!

Ted always is insightful as he inspires us all to be better leaders, parents and community members. He encourages and educates with humor, empathy, and wisdom I highly recommend for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of others.

kssj94 ,

This IS 4 U!

One of my favorite parts of the podcast is the introduction by your daughter and/or your wife. I wonder why your son won’t introduce you or even your sibling. But then if it was your sibling, maybe I wouldn’t listen... kidding.
I find the structure easy to engage and I look forward to the music you offer.
I also find your advice helpful in my desire and journey and being a leader myself.
Buffalo on.

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