The Private School Leader Podcast

The Private School Leader Podcast

Hosted by: Mark Minkus

The Private School Leader Podcast exists to help you go from SURVIVING to THRIVING as you lead your school. Do you ever feel lonely and isolated in your role as a private school leader? Do you wish that you could get...

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Episode 83: Make Sure That You Take Time To Celebrate These 6 Accomplishments

When I get home from an event at school, my wife always asks me the same question. “How did it go?” I usually say the same thing. “It went really well!” Then she always says the same thing. “Well, that is worth...
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Episode 82: The 8 Keys To Being A More Resilient Leader

I strongly believe that the most important trait of a successful private school leader is integrity.  I think that resilience is a close second. The word “resilience” has an extremely interesting definition: “the...
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Episode 81: The 9 Steps To Having A Difficult Conversation With One Of Your Teachers

It’s that time of year. You are likely having your year-end conversations with your teachers. Most of them will be positive and upbeat, but a few of them will be difficult. Perhaps you need to speak with one or more...
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Episode 80: This One Productivity Hack Will Save You 1-2 Hours Per Week

Does the number 1,440 mean anything to you? What about the number 86,400? Well, we each get exactly 1,440 minutes a day. We each get exactly 86,400 seconds a day. As private school leaders, we are so busy. We never...
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Use The 7-38-55 Rule To Have Better Conversations With Parents And Teachers

George Bernard Shaw said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” As Private School Leaders, effective communication has never been more important. It has also never been...
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Episode 78: Do These 4 Things To Feel Less Stressed At School

I’m going to tell you something that you already know. You have a VERY stressful job. You must respond to every email, return every phone call, attend every meeting, handle every discipline problem, keep everyone...
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Episode 77: 6 Things That We Need To Stop Doing To Our Teachers

The first stop sign is said to have been erected in Detroit, Michigan in 1915. It was a simple, square, wooden sign with the word "STOP" painted in white letters on a black background.  The sign was designed to...
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Episode 76: 6 Ways To Overcome “Isolation In A Fishbowl”

I love a good oxymoron. Of course, you know that an oxymoron is a figure of speech that pairs two opposing words. Plastic silverware, Unbiased opinion, Minor miracle, Controlled chaos, Original copy, Near miss, Minor...
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Episode 75: Stop Inviting Parents Into Your Home After 7:00PM

I want to start today’s episode by asking you to use your imagination. First, I need you to think of “that parent”. The one that immediately came to mind will be part of the following scenario: It’s a Tuesday night,...
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Episode 74: Does The Homepage Of Your School’s Website Answer These 5 Questions?

There is an old saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. Of course, we understand the meaning. When we meet a person for the first time, we should not make snap judgments about them by their outward...
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Episode 73: The 3 Keys To Becoming A More Strategic Leader

I’ve never really been a big fan of strategy games. Games like Connect 4, Battleship, Chess and Risk don’t really interest me. Maybe it is because of all of the strategic thinking and problem solving that I do at...
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Episode 72: The 5 Ways That Social Media Is Making You A Less Effective Leader

I love ice cream. My favorite flavor is Cow Patty (a mix of chocolate ice cream, chocolate chip, peanut butter and brownie cookie doughs and pieces of chocolate-covered sugar cone), which is a specialty flavor at a...
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