The Kind Leadership Challenge

The Kind Leadership Challenge

Empowering educational and library leaders to build a better world without burning out--in ten minutes a week!

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Recent Episodes

May 29, 2023

Your Money or Your Mission? (Challenge #69)

This is a weird episode for me, as I try to keep things pretty evergreen on this show. However, a recent university closure hit a little close to home for me, and got me thinking about the precarious balance of …

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May 22, 2023

Is It OK to be Ambitious? (Challenge #68)

There’s a bit of conventional wisdom that floats around, especially in mission-driven fields, that the best leaders are the reluctant ones. The ones who never sought power, but accepted the mantle when it was thrust on them, ...

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May 15, 2023

Burnout is Sneaky! (Challenge #67)

So back in Episode 60, I mentioned the bonkers life I was expecting during April and May, between working on TWO different universities’ re-accreditations, moving house, multiple hiring processes, the end of the school and fi...

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May 8, 2023

Why What You Think Doesn’t Matter (Challenge 66)

When you are a leader, what you think does not matter. Well, OK, it’s not the ONLY thing that matters. You do need to have a vision and goals of your own. But if you don’t have a critical mass …

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May 1, 2023

What To Do When You’re No Longer the Hero (Challenge #65)

Once upon a time I was the person who would check my email one last time before bed, or come in early on short notice to prep for an event. These days my work is a lot less urgent and …

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April 24, 2023

So What is Leadership Coaching, Anyway? (Challenge #64)

You may remember that back in episode 48, I announced my word of the year is clarity. And as I reach the 1/3 mark of 2023, I am feeling a good bit clearer on who I am as a leader …

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