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 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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Episode 71: Do You Treat Your Self Care Like Tylenol Or A One-A-Day Vitamin?

Your day starts before your alarm goes off. You wake up early because you are stressed out about a meeting that you have that afternoon. Your phone starts dinging with texts from two teachers calling off sick. The...
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Episode 70: Have Better Meetings With Upset Parents By Using The 4 S's

Sometimes I think that adults and children aren't all that different. Kids and adults both crave predictability and support, but we also like to have fun. Adults want people to listen to us when we talk. Kids do...
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Episode 69: The 8 Keys To Improving Your Relationship With Your Board President

Zelmyra and Herbert grew up as best friends in rural North Carolina. The fell in love and got married on May 13, 1924 86 years and 290 days later, Herbert passed away in 2011. Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher hold the...
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Episode 68: 6 Ways To Make Better Decisions In High Stress Situations

Have you ever made a decision that you looked back on and asked yourself, “What was I thinking?” I don’t know about you, but that has definitely happened to me and it is definitely not a good feeling. In the moment,...
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Episode 67: The Surprising Truth About What Really Motivates Your Teachers

Why do people do what they do?  What drives behavior?  Why do some people train for a marathon for a year and then run it? Why do some people go to jobs that they hate, year after year for 50 years? Why do some...
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Episode 66: 7 Important Things To Remember As You Lead Your School

As private school leaders we do a great job remembering certain things. We can remember the names of all of the kids in our school. We can remember a complicated bell schedule. We can even remember when the 3rd Grade...
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Episode 65: Business Made Simple For Non-financial School Leaders

I want to tell you something that not too many people know about me. When I first went to college, I earned an Associate’s Degree in Business administration. Freshman year was when I got my lowest grade in all of my...
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Episode 64: The Best Leaders Avoid These 12 Communication Mistakes

I want to preview today’s episode by sharing a quote and a definition. The quote: George Bernard Shaw once said: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” The...
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