By Al Kingsley
06/05/2023 – The Learning Counsel

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Adam Mendler, host of the popular leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors. Adam has spoken with hundreds of Fortune 500 leaders, four-star generals, professional athletes, and Olympic Gold Medalists for their lessons in leadership. In talking with him for my own podcast on NetSupport Radio, I asked if he could relate the insights he’s gleaned from his long list of impressive guests to something that K-12 education leaders might appreciate.

Without skipping a beat, Adam dove right in and said that the common advice from nearly all his guests was being dedicated to lifelong learning. “If you are the smartest person in the room,” he said, “you are sitting in the wrong room.” His point was that leaders understand they cannot be the expert in everything, and they may need help sometimes – either through education, through hiring people with expertise, or by finding a mentor – in order to succeed….Read the entire article about students flourishing on The Learning Counsel website here.