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Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader
First Edition
By: Daniel Bauer

Foreword by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
A Joint Publication with AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Master this age-old and proven strategic advantage, show up as the leader you were meant to be and guide your teams toward new levels of accomplishment.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071837085
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2021
  • Page Count: 264
  • Publication date: October 12, 2021

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The secret behind limitless leadership impact

Lack of mentorship and coaching is a leading reason for leader attrition in education, but it doesn’t have to be this way. If it’s true that “Everyone wins when the leader gets better,” then your community is counting on you to prioritize your own professional growth – so that YOU get better.

In Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader, Daniel Bauer – highly sought-after coach and mentor to thousands of school leaders –  introduces readers to a strategic advantage relied on by business leaders since the 1930s. The mastermind is an exceptional PD model for leaders looking to level up – and if this advantage worked for people like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and FDR, what could it do for you and your school? Framed around the ABCs of Powerful Professional DevelopmentTM, this book will provide school leaders with:

  • Templates and tools for starting and running successful mastermind groups
  • Protocols to encourage collaboration, dialogue, and problem solving so school leaders can work together to overcome challenges
  • Stories of impact from education mastermind participants all over the world

The question is – what would you be able to accomplish within your school if you showed up this year as the leader you were meant to be?



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Daniel Bauer

Daniel Bauer is the Chief Ruckus Maker at Better Lead­ers Better Schools (BLBS). He launched his BLBS podcast in September 2015. With over one million downloads, the BLBS show is the most influential pod­cast available for educational leaders. In 2016, he changed how professional development is offered to school leaders through the structure of a mastermind. Since then, Daniel has coached and men­tored over 100 school administrators from every conti­nent in the world.1 In 2017, Daniel launched The School Leadership Series, his second podcast, which amplifies the diverse voices in school leadership today. He is the author of The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap: Small Ideas That Lead to Big Impact, which released as an Amazon #1 new release. Daniel’s Just Cause is “to connect, grow, and mentor every school leader who wants to level up.” Reading this book helps move his Just Cause forward, and sending it to your colleagues in educational leadership helps even more.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author


Alarming Trends

What Successful People Do

The Origins of the Mastermind

My Mastermind Origin Story

What You’ll Find in This Book

Ichi-go Ichi-e

Part I

Chapter 1. The Problem With PD



Missed Opportunities

Chapter 1 Reflection Questions

Chapter 2. The Solution

Mastermind Snapshot

The Ideal Member

The Model

Chapter 2 Reflection Questions

Part II

Chapter 3. Authenticity




Chapter 3 Reflection Questions

Chapter 4. Belonging

Shared Purpose

Inclusive Environments


Chapter 4 Reflection Questions

Chapter 5. Challenge


Taking Action

Powerful Community

Chapter 5 Reflection Questions


The Only Game Worth Playing

A Brief Look Back

An Invitation


Reference List




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