One Thing Series: Telling Your Story with Joe Sanfelippo — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Telling Your Story with Joe Sanfelippo — #onethingseries

 

 “People won’t change the way they talk about schools until we change the way we talk about schools.

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from St. Norbert College, a masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a masters in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Leadership, Learning, and Service from Cardinal Stritch University.   

Joe co-authored The Power of Branding-Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader in 2016 by the US Department of Education. He attended summits at the White House for both distinctions. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019. He has been a featured speaker in multiple states in the areas of Advancing the Use of Social Media for School Leaders, Telling Your School Story, Creating a Culture of Yes, and Personalized Professional Growth for Staff.  

 

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • “In the absence of knowledge, people make it up.” Joe provides incredible insight on the power of branding and why schools need to embrace telling their story. Learn how Joe creates connections and forces engagement. We’ll forgive him for his comments regarding the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • A powerhouse of inspiration, Joe mentions that Inky Johnson is a person he can listen to every day. If you don’t know Inky’s story, don’t let another minute go by! Within the world of education, Joe also mentions that he “leans into” Jimmy Casas and Tom Murray and we couldn’t agree more.  
  • Interestingly, Joe discussed the one thing that we should be doing every day is listening more. He powerfully describes how he often gets caught up in the “next thing” and can overlook the moment. You have to hear what he also says about doing something a little scary.
  • Listen to what he says about reading. It’s awesome and totally about immersion and engagement.  
  • With whom do you surround yourself? Are you around individuals who push you to another level? Joe describes how to grow, find out just how simple it is if you are actually willing.
  • Joe’s final response on what he used to believe is a great example of doing what makes a difference versus doing things you think make a difference. 

Joe’s interview is a practical how-to interview. His suggestions on telling your story are simple yet profound. The story he tells of the young man bagging groceries is what it is all about. 

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Joe & T.J.

 

One Thing Series: Leading with Hope w/ Tom Lewis — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Leading with Hope w/ Tom Lewis — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Leading with Hope w/ Tom Lewis — #onethingseries

Discipline is the Differentiator  

Tom Lewis is the founder of T.W. Company, an award-winning Scottsdale, Arizona based real estate and investment company known for its quality and outstanding customer service in the homebuilding industry. 

Lewis received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder Magazine and was the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame. In 2002, Lewis and his wife Jan formed TomLewis Foundation to support higher education, children and families in need, youth character education and a variety of local and national non-profits that strengthen Americas’ civil society. In 2015, they created the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky.

In his new book, SOLID GROUND, Lewis asserts that, when it comes to success, nothing is more critical than a solid foundation. Taking the time, now, for reflection and analysis will yield enormous dividends in the future, he attests. 

 

 

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • Tom provides incredible insight on how effective leaders don’t sidestep reality. His views on vision, trustworthiness, and compassion are powerful and can be used effectively through his simple steps.
  • His philanthropic work with college-bound students is impressive.  
  • He discussed the wisdom of Dennis Prager and referred to him as a modern day philosopher.
  • Tom introduced us to a new concept he called “esteemable.” You have to listen to how he describes the fact that the work we do, especially for others, leads to greater fulfillment.
  • He genuinely talked about his desire to reach more millennials and offer them the wisdom he has gained throughout his life. 
  • He encouraged everyone to find their talent, not just their passion.
  • Lastly, Tom eloquently describes the difference between strategy and execution. 

Tom’s interview is a practical how-to interview, including ways to infuse hope into everything we do for greater fulfillment in life and work. 

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Joe & T.J.

One Thing Series: Being a Present Leader w/ Jon Rennie — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Being a Present Leader w/ Jon Rennie — #onethingseries

Man the ship and bring her to life. ~ First traditional order as an active unit in the Navy

Jon Rennie is a Business Leader, Author, and Speaker. He is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Peak Demand Inc., a global manufacturer of products for electric utilities. 

He served as a Naval Officer on Nuclear Submarines during the Cold War and has been leading industrial businesses for more than 20 years. 

He is passionate about leadership and employee engagement. His articles and blog posts have been read and shared all over the world. He believes that Leadership can make a significant difference in the performance of any organization.

His latest leadership book, I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following is an Amazon bestseller.

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • Jon provides incredible insight into how the absentee boss leads from their comfort zone. 
  • When asked who he follows to learn and grow, Jon didn’t hesitate to acknowledge the impactful work of Coach Bru
  • You have to hear why he gets up at 4:00AM every day. 
  • Jon describes how a ship is nothing more than cold metal in a harbor and that it’s the crew who brings a ship to life. Listen for what he wants to continue to do and how he wants to grow.
  • Don’t miss what she says about his Dashboard University.
  • Lastly, Jon covers some of his fascinating life story; he reveals, in the end, that leaders don’t have to know all the answers. 

Jon’s interview is packed full of practical ways to become a more present leader. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! 

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Joe & T.J.

One Thing Series: Strengthening Your Mind w/ Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Strengthening Your Mind w/ Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim — #onethingseries

Take Control of What You Can Handle. ~ Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim

Amy Cooper Hakim, Ph.D., is an industrial-organizational psychology practitioner and workplace expert. She is a speaker, author, and the executive consultant and founder of The Cooper Strategic Group. She helps employees and employers to get along better, and coaches leaders and employees to improve productivity, morale, satisfaction, and overall work-life balance. Her book, Working with Difficult People, provides clear strategies to effectively handle the ten types of difficult bosses, colleagues, and subordinates. The book hit #1 in sales at Amazon for Business Etiquette books and was highlighted in Parade Magazine. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her next book about work-life balance.

Dr. Amy has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Chicago Tribune, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, CNN, CNBC Make It, and MSN. She has also been a guest on a variety of news and radio shows. She has a blog at Psychology Today, called “Working with Difficult People.”

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • Amy provides very practical advice for dealing with difficult situations and people. Learn how to take the emotion out of situations and work within the boundaries of what you can control. 
  • Amy’s tribute to her grandmother is heartwarming and inspiring. You have to hear about the amazing life she led. 
  • You’ll want to hear how you can easily pivot your thinking for greater appreciation.
  • You have to hear her story about cutting her son’s hair and how we should never miss out on an opportunity to learn something new. 
  • Don’t miss what she says about seeing life as a series of experiences that guide our growth and development.
  • Lastly, take a moment to reflect on how powerful the values are that direct your day-to-day. She ends with what we should all use as the beginning. 

Amy’s interview sets the stage to transform how you lead and live. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! 

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Joe & T.J.

Shifting Your Mindset from Getting to Giving w/ Bob Burg — #onethingseries

Shifting Your Mindset from Getting to Giving w/ Bob Burg — #onethingseries

Don’t make money your target; make serving others your target. ~ Bob Burg

Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences, sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing, and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. His book, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann, itself has sold over 925,000 copies, and it has been translated into 28 languages.

His and John’s newest parable in the Go-Giver Series is The Go-Giver Influencer.

Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida.

Bob’s interview with TheSchoolHouse302 is a powerful example of how success can be achieved when someone totally focuses on others. He shared his own path to success and why he embraced the Go-Giver mindset. Don’t miss it. 

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • Bob describes a complete mindshift that transforms how we focus on ourselves to focusing on others. The goal: add immense value to other people. Find out what he says about David Marquete’s Turn the Ship Around. 
  • When asked about who he listens to for inspiration and growth, he points to Dan Rockwell. We asked what makes Dan’s work so powerful, and Bob simply said that his “thoughts, ideas, wisdom are over the moon.” Listen for more. 
  • You’ll want to hear how he focused on self-improvement and the wisdom he gleaned from Benjamin Franklin.
  • He talked about the “mystery of human nature” and how he wants to continue to explore it. 
  • His thoughts about being the protege and the mentor are powerful. 
  • Lastly, Bob gives sage advice, “shut up and listen more.” He adds that “we think we know, but we really don’t.” Check out the interview and become a Go-Giver.

Bob’s interview sets the stage to transform how you lead and live. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! 

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Joe & T.J.

One Thing Series: Gaining Perspective as a Teammate w/ Jamy Bechler — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Gaining Perspective as a Teammate w/ Jamy Bechler — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Gaining Perspective as a Teammate w/ Jamy Bechler — #onethingseries

Leadership Isn’t About Having Complicit and Compliant Followers. ~ Jamy Bechler

Jamy Bechler is the host of the popular Success is a Choice podcast. He is also the author of The Bus Trip and The Leadership Playbook. As a former college basketball coach and high school athletic director, he now travels across the country speaking and consulting with sports teams and educators about leadership, culture, and teamwork. Jamy is also a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, and you connect with him on Twitter @CoachBechler or at his website JamyBechler.com.

His interview with TheSchoolHouse302 is full of leadership wisdom. He speaks directly to how we must maintain perspective to gain insight as leaders. Don’t miss it.  

Key Thoughts from the Interview:

  • You can’t miss his compelling story regarding an obituary and the impact that it had on his mindset!
  • Jamy discusses John Maxwell and Jon Gordon and how influential they are on his work. But, he also talks about someone we were completely unfamiliar with, coach and communication specialist, Betsy Butterick. You can find more about Betsy, here
  • You’ll want to hear what he has to say about being “dead right.”
  • He talks about how we need to be sensitive to situations so that we can prevent issues, be proactive, and prepare accordingly. 
  • His thoughts about being intentional about seeing other people’s perspective are enlightening. You have to listen to the turtle on the log story.
  • Lastly, he breaks down how ego and impulse are basic human traits that limit us as individuals and leaders when we let them. 

Jamy’s interview uncovers what it means to be a great teammate, someone who works to gain perspective as a leader, and much much more. 

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Joe & T.J.