Leadership With Latoya Podcast

42 EpisodesProduced by Latoya DixonWebsite

This podcast is for Leaders on the Grow! Come learn with Latoya as she explores a variety of topics on leadership. Interested in enhancing your leadership ability? Are you an aspiring leader? Aspiring or Experienced-this podcast is for every leader who desires to be the best and grow!

42 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

S4E1: Instructional Equity

August 17th, 2019


In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss practical ways school leaders can work to reduce the variation in student achievement by focusing on …

S3E11 Professional Learning Communities Part Three

March 29th, 2019


In this episode, Mike and Latoya tackle the 3rd and 4th critical questions: What do we do when our students have not learned? and What do we do if they already have mastered it? Additionally, they give listeners some …

S3E10 Professional Learning Communities Part 2

February 23rd, 2019


In the third episode of the Instructional Leadership Series, Latoya and Mike tackle the second core question of Professional Learning Communities. The conversation touches on assessment and the power of teachers …

S3E9 Power Up With Professional Learning Communities Part 1

February 16th, 2019


In this episode, Latoya and Mike identify what a professional learning community isn't, and clearly define what a PLC is-teacher teams who …

S3E8: The Instructional Leadership Series

February 9th, 2019


In this episode, Latoya and Mike kick off their Instructional Leadership Series. Episodes 8-12 will focus on helping educational leaders enhance their instructional leadership support. We're talking about everything …

S3E7: Authentic Leadership

January 27th, 2019


In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss the challenges and joys of embracing authentic leadership. Leaders who want to release themselves from the pressure of feeling that they have to be perfect, know all of the …

S3E6: Making Feedback Matter

October 6th, 2018


In this episode, Latoya welcomes guest Chris Chandler (@chrischandler24), a practicing assistant principal, to discuss how the leadership team at …

S3E5: From Idea to Execution: A Leadership Challenge

August 25th, 2018


In this episode, Mike and Latoya explore the challenge that leaders have sometimes moving from the idea stage to execution or vice versa. Their discussion leads them down a path of interesting insights and thoughts …

S3E4: 5 Key Lessons for Aspiring Leaders

July 14th, 2018


Are you an aspiring leader? In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss 5 key lessons for those who aspire to lead. Leading isn't just about managing, evaluating, and directing the work of others. It's about serving, …

S3E3 Leaders As Learners

July 4th, 2018


In this episode, Latoya and Mike explore the role of leaders as learners. They provide insight into how leaders can create time and opportunities to …

S3E2: Challenges of Communication For Leaders

June 9th, 2018


In this episode, Latoya and Mike tackle the big C-Communication! It can be a challenge for all leaders, but it is a vital skill in helping accomplish organizational goals and objectives. This episode will give you some …

S3E1 Positive Advocacy

April 13th, 2018


In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss Latoya's new book, Burned Out, Beaten Up, Fighting Back: A Call To Action For America's Public Educators and how educators can practice positive advocacy! Press Play to learn …

S2E12: Are You Really Listening?

February 3rd, 2018


In this episode, Latoya and Michael discuss strategies for leaders to become better listeners. Listening with intention isn't easy, and is a skill that must be practiced. Get ready to learn about some great listening …

S2E11 Creating Conditions for Success

January 13th, 2018


In this episode, Latoya and Michael discuss the critical conditions that leaders must work to create in order to be successful. From building trust …

S2E10: Best of Leadership With Latoya 2017

January 7th, 2018


In this episode Latoya and Michael recap some of their favorite episodes from 2017. They take their discussions on focus and clarity, why good ideas fail, and accountability and support one step further. If you liked …

S2E9: The Complexities of Leadership

November 18th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Michale tackle the idea that leadership, although sometimes mistakenly boilded down to something simple, is really a complex operation. They specifically dive into the idea of how leaders …

S2E8: Inequity In Education

November 11th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss the inequity that still plagues the public k-12 school system and ways we can begin to address the root …

S2E7: Future Focused Leadership

November 4th, 2017


In this expisode, Mike and Latoya challenge listeners to think about how they are preparing the next generation of leaders in their organization in ways that ehhance the capacity of future leaders and support the …

S2E6: Rethinking Principal Leadership

October 22nd, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss the changing nature of teaching and learning, the push for a more future focused teaching and learning …

S2E5: The Impact of Unconscious Leadership

October 7th, 2017


It's easy for leaders to get bogged down in the routine and habitual activities related to their work. Sometimes, those routines and habits lead us to being less aware of how our actions and leadership style is …

S2E4: Advocacy Leadership

September 30th, 2017


In this episode, we discuss the role of a leader as an advocate. Great leaders advocate on behalf of the folks they serve. Advocacy is a central part …

S2E3: Leading With Equity In Mind

September 23rd, 2017


Of all the things leaders have to keep in mind, equity is certainly one of them. Meeting people where they are to support them appropriately and in an equitable manner is a challenge for every leader. In this episode, …

S2E2:Equity In Education

September 16th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Mike begin their conversstion about equity. They specifically address the difference between equity and equality and talk …

S2E1: Standardization vs. Personalization

September 9th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Mike kick off season two with a conversation about the tension that leaders sometimes face in trying to meet standards of performance, while personalizing their support of those doing the …

E18S!: Lessons In Leadership: Why Good Ideas Fail

August 5th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Mike explore further her latest blog post, The Gap Between Knowing and Doing: Why Good Ideas Fail. They discuss the importance of planning for implementation of good ideas, altering …

E17S1: Leadership Lessons in Accountability and Support

July 29th, 2017


In this episode, Mike and Latoya tackle a challenge that many leaders face: How do you hold members of your organization accountable, but balance it …

E16S1: Leadership Lessons From The CoPrincipalship

July 15th, 2017


In this episode of the summer series, Latoya and Michael discuss leadership lessons learned from being co-principals. While leaders often demonstrate …

E15S1: Leadership Lessons in Instructional Leadership-The Summer Series

July 8th, 2017


In this episode, the summer series continues, as Latoya and Mike tackle the topic of instructional leadership. While this is packed full of great …

E14S1: Leading Innovation: The Summer Series

July 1st, 2017


In this episode, Latoya chats with Virgil Hammonds, @VirgelHammonds, Chief Learning Officer at Knowledge Works, about lessons in leading for innovation. They address key elements that must be present for leading with …

E13S1: Lessons in Resilient Leadership-Summer Series

June 24th, 2017


In episode 13 of the Summer Series on Leadership Lessons, Latoya and Mike tackle the topic of resilient leadership. So often leaders struggle to move forward after an error is made or the need for course correction is …

E12S1: Leadership Lessons-Summer Series Kick-Off

June 17th, 2017


This episode, Leadership Lessons, kicks off our summer series. Mike and Latoya chat about some of the toughest lessons they've learned in leadership, including how to use critical feedback for your growing your …

E11S1: Leading in Transition

June 10th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Michael tackle the topic of how leaders can succesfully transition from one leadership role to a new one or from leading …

E10S1: Teacher Leadership Matters!

June 3rd, 2017


In this episode, Latoya chats with Dr. Mary Hemphill, @ScholarVlogger, about the value and importance of teacher leadership in school improvment. …

E9S1: Who's In Charge of Your Professional Development?

May 27th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya, and co host Mike, chat about the importance of leaders taking charge of their professional developmet and growth. They discuss the dangers of waiting to be developed by others versus strecthing …

E8S1 Transformational Leadership

May 20th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya and Michael take a chance at trying to define transformational leadership. In addtion, they discuss core elements of transformation as well as the difference in the leadership behaviors leaders …

E7S1: Effective Leadership Behaviors For Success

May 13th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya welcomes back Dr. Mike Waiksnis, @mwaiksnis, to discuss the key behaviors of effective leaders. They discuss how excellent leaders respond to critical feedback or constructive criticisim, how …

E6S1: Value Added Leadership

May 5th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya chats with Dr. Michael Waiksnis about the importance of leaders adding value to their organizations. Value added leadership means leaders reflect on how their efforts are contributing to the …

E5S1: The Power of Shared Leadership

April 29th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya welcomes Dr. Lynn Moody, @lynn_moody, superintendent of Rowan Salisbury Schools, in Rowan County, NC to discuss the value and …

E4S1: Strategy Matters: Why Working Hard Should Not Be Confused With Delivering Results

April 22nd, 2017


In this episode, Latoya welcomes her thought partner, Dr. Michael Waiksnis,@mwaiksnis, to discuss the importance of not confusing effort with …

E3S1: A Real Life Accountability and Thought Partnership: Practical Tips You Can Use Tomorrow

April 13th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya welcomes special guests, Shawn Berry Clark, @shawnblove, and Brady Venables, @bradyvenables to discuss practical ways they thought partner around their work. Shawn is the author of Using Quality …

E2S1: The Value of Thought Partnership

April 8th, 2017


In this episode, Latoya explores the topic of thought partnership and cognitive collaboration for leaders. Give it a listen if you're a leader who's …

E1S1: The Gap Between Knowing And Doing

April 2nd, 2017


This podcast is for Leaders on the Grow! Come learn with Latoya as she explores a variety of topics on leadership. Interested in enhancing your leadership ability? Are you an aspiring leader? Aspiring or …

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