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Introducing
The Lead ‘Em Up Podcast

How strong is your farm system?

How strong is your farm system?

Today's conversation raises an important question about the future of your program - how strong is your farm system? We know the importance of this system at the professional sports level, with teams pouring money into the development of their young players in hopes...

Creating a School Culture that Produces Greatness

Creating a School Culture that Produces Greatness

We are joined by Ken Byard, Principal of North Muskegon High School (MI), to discuss the incredible school culture he has helped create. From implementing a dedicated school wide leadership program to taking measures against the intense pressure students face in this...

Reshaping Identity – Getting students to identify as leaders

Reshaping Identity – Getting students to identify as leaders

One of the best ways to impact someone and help them reach new levels is to help them change their identity. Getting them to view themselves in a new light may be the first step in their transformation. Helping students begin identifying themselves as leaders is a...

Finding Joy – Where did all the joy go in the classroom?

Finding Joy – Where did all the joy go in the classroom?

Today Adam and Kyle discuss the difficult reality of joy leaving classrooms all around the country. With students and teachers are facing many obstacles, it is easy to understand this situation. That being said, can anything be done to bring joy back to the classroom...

The Process to Enhancing a School Culture to Something Special

The Process to Enhancing a School Culture to Something Special

Today we are joined by Shane Oakes, MTSS Coordinator at White River Valley School District (Vermont). Shane has been a huge part of changing his school culture through rolling out a schoolwide leadership program, using the Lead 'Em Up curriculum. While many leadership...

Schoolwide Leadership Changes Everything – Rob Dinsdale

Schoolwide Leadership Changes Everything – Rob Dinsdale

We are joined by Rob Dinsdale, assistant Principal at George Fitton Middle School in Brandon, Manitoba. Rob has 11 years in education, with large leadership roles at both the middle school and high school level. Rob speaks about the differences he's seen in teaching...

Put your leadership into practice: Here’s how

Put your leadership into practice: Here’s how

We are joined again by leadership expert Chris Woodside, this episode to discuss how you can practically get leadership theory into real practice reps. This conversation will help you find ways to get your players the leadership reps they need to improve. You can...

The 4-roles of leadership you need to know – Chris Woodside

The 4-roles of leadership you need to know – Chris Woodside

Today we are joined by leadership expert Chris Woodside. Chris is currently a sports management professor and co-facilitator of a leadership academy, as well as an assistant college basketball coach. In his research on leadership, he has outlined four roles of...

Are the days of “because I said so” over?

Are the days of “because I said so” over?

As you will hear in today's episode, we believe fear based leadership is the laziest form of leadership. Almost every single person that has heard the phrase, "because I said so" from a coach in their life, which has been a go-to response from coaches for the longest...