Smart Thinking Podcast

Episode 87: Order of Ingredients (Improvement)

You can’t solve a problem you don’t take the time to understand, you can’t force fixes, and you can’t race to excellence. Take a listen to this episode as we discuss the importance of following a process to get to the root of the issue.      * Describe process you follow in order to

Episode 86: In Sync (Leadership & Reflection)

In this episode we explore the importance of leaders syncing with those they serve and hear about my kayaking adventure with my son.      * Describe how you navigate from the back of the boat.      * List the skills necessary to be in in sync with those you serve.      * Explain how you

Episode 85: SPRING BREAK woot woot (Leadership & Reflection)

This episode we reflect upon the following: When you have your break what are you going to do? What will you do to grow and learn? How will you help others? What will you do to ensure you have moments of joy to fuel your leadership and life? Contact me: ted@cesa6.org Follow me on Twitter:

Episode 84: A Chat with Daniel Pink (Leadership)

This is a conversation I had with Daniel Pink. Listen as we discuss his latest text When.  Pink and I discuss his upbringing, his books and his unique ability to write with a voice of discovery.   Contact me: ted@cesa6.org Follow me on Twitter: @tneitzke Like us on Facebook: @smrtthnkng LISTEN HERE

Episode 83: Why You Flexin? (Reflection)

There is a fine balance between confidence and arrogance and that is the subject of this week’s podcast.      * Describe the difference between arrogant leadership and confident leadership.      * List strategies you can employ to create a humble and confident culture.      * Explain what you need to do to

Episode 82: A Conversation with an Expert – Dr. Treffert

Join me for a conversation with an internationally recognized expert and practitioner who specializes in the support and coaching of children who are savants. Dr. Treffert is recognized around the globe for his strategies and methods in helping children and adults with their gifts. Listen as we discuss everything from autism to parenting and savants.

Episode 81: Lawnmower Parents/Leaders v. Buffalo (Strategy & Leadership)

Leadership is not always easy and sometimes the hardest part of being a leader/parent is that you have to let others do what they need to do in order to find success. Take a listen to this episode as we explore the decisions parents and leaders make that can hinder those they serve.    

Episode 80: Hey Freshman – I’m Like You (Reflection)

While we are all quick to recall or judge kids who are freshman – we have a lot in common with them. Take a listen to this discussion on how we all approach change – just like a freshman.      * What are you most excited about when there is change?      * What are

Episode 79: Your Mt. Rushmore (Leadership & Reflection)

Take a listen to this fun and engaging strategy to get people to reflect upon the people who influenced their leadership.      * List the four people who made you who you are today.      * Describe them each in one word – kleos      * If you were on someone else’s MT.

Episode 78: I Teach – What’s Your Superpower? (Motivation)

It is truly heroic to go to school every year for your entire life with an attitude that you can save the day. That is what a teacher does and that is why they have superpowers.      * Which tools do you use and how do you inspire those you serve?      *