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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 188: Overview Effect (Leadership & Tool)

    Episode 188: Overview Effect (Leadership & Tool)

    Listen as we explore a process that allows you to engage others in your own success. The Overview Effect Process will help you and help you -- help others.
     
    List the three people you would take with you anywhere.
    Describe what you all value.
    List your opportunities for improvement.
     

    • 22 min
    Episode 187: The Heart of Schools – Teachers! (Reflection & Gratitude)

    Episode 187: The Heart of Schools – Teachers! (Reflection & Gratitude)

    It is teacher appreciation week and we have a lot to appreciate! Take a listen as we discuss the impact teachers have had this past year - -the most extraordinary year in modern times.  Please share this with parents and teachers! 
     
    Describe how you can reinforce to educators their contributions and values.
    List teachers who made a difference in your life
    Develop a process to routinely recognize the impact that others have on you and those you love and serve.

    • 18 min
    Episode 186: We Need To Talk (Reflection & Tool)

    Episode 186: We Need To Talk (Reflection & Tool)

    Right now there are too many people who do not know if they're making a difference. After a full year of not doing anything like we used to - -it is critical for you to find a way to collectively recognize the extraordinary efforts of those you serve. 
     
    List the strategy you will employ to support your buffaloes and allow them to recognize their contributions.
    Foreshadow what you think others will write on their prompts.
    Describe how you can grow others by helping them recognize their ability to make a difference.
     

    • 21 min
    Episode 185: The End Is Near (Reflection & Strategy)

    Episode 185: The End Is Near (Reflection & Strategy)

    Do not celebrate with a countdown. Instead, take a listen to these suggestions to ensure you end the school year at a peak and you capture all the lessons learned from the weirdest year ever! 
     
    An AAR is centered on four questions:
    What was expected to happen?
    What actually occurred?
    What went well and why?
    What can be improved and how?
     
    List how you will create a peak moment to end the year.
    Describe what you can do in an effort to capture all system experiences
    List the strategy you will employ in order to empower those you serve at the end of the journey.

    • 20 min
    Episode 184: Nudge (Leadership and Reflection)

    Episode 184: Nudge (Leadership and Reflection)

    What is the strategy to get those around you to be their best? A nudge. Take a listen as we explore the power and influence you have when you make suggestions, are intentional about succession, and you support someone with reinforcement. 
    List people in your life that have nudged you.
    Describe how it feels when you realize success as a result of the encouragement of others.
    List ways you can be intentional in nudging.

    • 21 min
    Episode 183: Spring into Break (Development)

    Episode 183: Spring into Break (Development)

    Four books to read over break or in the coming weeks. All four will grow your inner buffalo, fuel your wisdom and energize your leadership. Must reads for Spring Break!
     
    Positive Intelligence: Shirzad Chamine
    Chatter: Ethan Kross
    Think Again: Adam Grant
    Lincoln’s Mentors: Michael Gerhardt

    • 25 min

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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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