Leading With A Chip On My Shoulder
Leading With A Chip On My Shoulder
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Rut...
00:16:39
May 29, 2024
Pity or POWER? What Is Your Leadership Lens?
Pity or POWER? What Is Your Leadership ...
Leaders, every decision you make will be made at the crossroads of The Path of Pity or The Promise of Power. When...
00:18:55
May 22, 2024
We Can't Win If We Don't Keep Score!
We Can't Win If We Don't Keep Score!
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Here's the link to the folder I mentioned ...
00:16:37
May 15, 2024
Run It Back - The Streets Is Talkin' Baby!
Run It Back - The Streets Is Talkin' Ba...
Please forgive a brother! I was UNDER THE BED SICK the past two days and didn't record a new episode...so you&...
00:17:12
May 08, 2024
Are We Building Or Burning Bridges?
Are We Building Or Burning Bridges?
Words are THINGS, baby...so be careful how you use them. When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid t...
00:13:19
May 01, 2024
PLC Pop Rocks!
PLC Pop Rocks!
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Rut...
00:17:36
April 24, 2024
Feeling Like A Mediocre Plate Spinner
Feeling Like A Mediocre Plate Spinner
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ru...
00:17:05
April 17, 2024
My Mellow Fkng Mushroom Mirror!
My Mellow Fkng Mushroom Mirror!
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ru...
00:11:42
April 10, 2024
EMBRACE the transcendent CHASE!
EMBRACE the transcendent CHASE!
When you lead THAT School, Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos!  Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ru...
00:20:09
March 20, 2024
Conflation, Come to Jesus, and Call In Sick!
Conflation, Come to Jesus, and Call In ...
Sometimes an episode exposes the host! Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity to your school...
00:20:29
March 13, 2024
When PD Feels Like Self-Harm
When PD Feels Like Self-Harm
When you attend PD that makes you think about hurting yourself...what are the implications? Partner with Ken to b...
00:15:19
March 06, 2024
The Angst Of Leader Letdown
The Angst Of Leader Letdown
Stinks when you let down a leader who's in your corner... Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless...
00:14:35
February 28, 2024
The Conditions Of Snoopervision
The Conditions Of Snoopervision
This week's episode covers the conditions that make leaders SNOOPERVISE teachers instead of SUPPORTING teacher...
00:20:57
February 21, 2024
Make It Mean Something!
Make It Mean Something!
No one grows from empty praise. It's a form of adult participation trophies and The Politics Of Pity. The alt...
00:25:47
February 14, 2024
Elephants, Assumptions, and Alignment
Elephants, Assumptions, and Alignment
Protecting the culture is a top priority. Let no one come in from outside and upend what you're buidling! Par...
00:20:15
February 07, 2024
Mission & Momentum Are Not Mine
Mission & Momentum Are Not Mine
When you lead THAT School, you must aim Start With The CROWN, amid the chaos and dysfunction!  Partner with Ken t...
00:18:47
January 31, 2024
The Difference One Year Makes!
The Difference One Year Makes!
It takes 3-5 years before we see change? Hogwash! Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity to...
00:17:54
January 24, 2024
Trying On New Clothes
Trying On New Clothes
When you lead THAT School, you must try on new clothes before you're ready to wear them! Partner with Ken to...
00:22:05
January 17, 2024
Ready, Fire, Aim!
Ready, Fire, Aim!
Don't Think. ACT! Let your actions do your thinking, baby! Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthl...
00:25:23
January 10, 2024
Intimidation vs. Integrity: Part 2
Intimidation vs. Integrity: Part 2
Part 2, and the drama continues with staff realignment and inappropriate central office interference! When you le...
00:19:44
January 03, 2024
Intimidation vs. Integrity: Part 1
Intimidation vs. Integrity: Part 1
A big box of intimidation was placed at my feet, and there was no way to walk around, over, or away from it. As th...
00:37:52
December 27, 2023
BEHAVIORS: Education's Black Mold
BEHAVIORS: Education's Black Mold
In the end, EVERYTHING is connected. Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity to your school/...
00:32:38
December 20, 2023
It's MISSION, Never PERSONAL.
It's MISSION, Never PERSONAL.
When your MISSION guides every move you make, the tough decisions are more straightforward to execute because it&#...
00:25:12
December 13, 2023
Even When It's About You, It's Not About You
Even When It's About You, It's Not Abou...
The evolution from feeling offended to focusing on outcomes is on display in this episode. Partner with Ken to b...
00:15:39
December 06, 2023
The Leader's Demeanor Lights The Way
The Leader's Demeanor Lights The Way
In a crisis, the staff takes their queue...from you. Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity ...
00:18:10
November 29, 2023
The Comfort of Commiserating
The Comfort of Commiserating
When you lead THAT School, commiserating can provide temporary comfort but won't lead to the changes necessary...
00:20:52
November 22, 2023
When The MISSION Is Stronger Than The MESS
When The MISSION Is Stronger Than The M...
A significant decision threatens to throw the culture into permanent survival mode and chaos! Partner with Ken to...
00:29:04
November 15, 2023
Don't Let Frustration Lead To Victimhood
Don't Let Frustration Lead To Victimhoo...
When you lead THAT School, you have to learn how to advocate for what your staff needs and communicate frustration...
00:18:33
November 08, 2023
Throwing BS Roadblocks
Throwing BS Roadblocks
I know she didn't say what I just heard her say... Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equit...
00:25:11
November 01, 2023
If You're Bold Enough To Say It...
If You're Bold Enough To Say It...
When you lead THAT School, you have to aim HIGH, amid the chaos and dysfunction!  Partner with Ken to bring the ...
00:27:28
October 25, 2023
Has Growth Mindset Gone Out Of Style?
Has Growth Mindset Gone Out Of Style?
Have we grown tired of GROWTH MINDSET? Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity to your school/...
00:21:13
October 18, 2023
Season 4 Opener - Survival Mode vs. Mission Mode
Season 4 Opener - Survival Mode vs. Mis...
When you lead THAT School, you must aim HIGH amid the chaos and dysfunction!  Partner with Ken to bring the awar...
00:26:07
October 11, 2023
Season 3 Recap and Reflections
Season 3 Recap and Reflections
Season 3 comes to a gratitude-laden end. Partner with Ken to bring the award-winning Ruthless Equity to your scho...
00:02:18
June 07, 2023
Best Of Episode: From WANTED Posters To The Gifted Classroom
Best Of Episode: From WANTED Posters To...
Join Ken as he's pleasantly SHOCKED by his visit to the classroom of his Gifted Teacher.  A SPECIAL THANK YOU...
00:21:15
May 24, 2023
Hectic and Hopeful!
Hectic and Hopeful!
When you lead THAT School, it's a great feeling when the work begins to pay off! Partner with Ken to bring the...
00:17:44
May 17, 2023
Throwing Fish Back Into The Water
Throwing Fish Back Into The Water
When you lead THAT School, you have to aim HIGH, amid the chaos and dysfunction! Partner with Ken to bring the aw...
00:12:24
May 10, 2023
A Different Kind of Hectic!
A Different Kind of Hectic!
There's a difference between "survival mode" and "mission-driven!" Partner with Ken to bri...
00:21:40
May 03, 2023
Effective Leaders Make Hard Choices
Effective Leaders Make Hard Choices
Effective leaders have to make hard choices. Partner with Ken to bring Ruthless Equity to your school/district!�...
00:13:04
April 26, 2023
We Give Too Much Power To The Word NO!
We Give Too Much Power To The Word NO!
The answer to the unasked question is always, NO... Partner with Ken to bring Ruthless Equity to your school/distr...
00:22:22
April 19, 2023
When Someone Sees More In You Than You See In Yourself
When Someone Sees More In You Than You ...
Universal truths that apply to your personal life and leadership life! Partner with Ken to bring Ruthless Equity ...
00:37:03
April 12, 2023
Deliver The Goods Driving Someone Else's Raggedy Car!
Deliver The Goods Driving Someone Else'...
This week...pop some popcorn, and silence your phone. Take the phone off the hook if you are about that old school...
00:33:12
April 05, 2023
Stuck In Houston!
Stuck In Houston!
Well, I'm sitting at the airport in Houston. My flight is delayed. I'm now scheduled to land at 1 am, so I...
00:15:48
March 29, 2023
Student Motivation Myths and Imposter Complex
Student Motivation Myths and Imposter C...
Students have to be there by law, but you don't have a right to their engagement. No lie, this is one of my BE...
00:34:45
March 22, 2023
A Day Of Highs, Lows, and Lessons Learned!
A Day Of Highs, Lows, and Lessons Learn...
A rollercoaster of life-altering moments, peaks and valleys, baby! Partner with Ken to bring Ruthless Equity to yo...
00:25:01
March 15, 2023
A LOW Bar That Feels Like A HIGH Fence!
A LOW Bar That Feels Like A HIGH Fence!
The podcast has a new name with the same format! Join Ken as he navigates standardized testing results while stayi...
00:27:16
March 08, 2023
The Ken's Under The Weather BEST OF Episode - Open HELL House!
The Ken's Under The Weather BEST OF Epi...
Dear Loyal Listeners,  I woke up yesterday morning with my throat on FIRE, and sounding like I have laryngiti...
00:26:14
March 01, 2023
We Cookin' Behind The Scenes!
We Cookin' Behind The Scenes!
Just when Ken thought he had everything figured out... Check out The Virtual PD Experience with Ken Williams Check...
00:23:11
February 22, 2023
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & Start With The CROWN, Not With The COACH!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & Start With The C...
A special announcement about this podcast & How to lead when your mind is made up!  Check out The Virtual...
00:22:56
February 15, 2023
My Character Compass
My Character Compass
Leaders don't always have to luxury to defend themselves from others... Check out The Virtual PD Experience with K...
00:22:56
February 08, 2023
Put Your Chirren To Bed Before Listening!
Put Your Chirren To Bed Before Listenin...
You'll get educated today about "passing the trash" and the meaning of "Sop-A-Dop!"  Check out the new Ruthle...
00:23:33
February 01, 2023
Leadership is NOT a Solo Act!
Leadership is NOT a Solo Act!
There's nothing like leading a school as a TEAM!  In this episode, I mention Principal Kafele's Asst. Princip...
00:17:15
January 25, 2023
When your URL does not COMPEL...
When your URL does not COMPEL...
At THAT SCHOOL, selling mission and vision is more than having a pretty website baby!  Check out the new Ruth...
00:18:43
January 18, 2023
STOP, DROP, and REFLECT!
STOP, DROP, and REFLECT!
It's always a good time to reflect and respond!  Check out the new Ruthless Equity Accelerator baby!!! It's a...
00:20:29
January 11, 2023
When Delegating Goes Wrong!
When Delegating Goes Wrong!
When you delegate a leadership task to a group of capable people, LET GO!  Check out the new Ruthless Equity ...
00:17:24
January 04, 2023
End Of Year Recap and Connect!
End Of Year Recap and Connect!
A little celebration and appreciation before taking a little break!  Check out the new Ruthless Equity Accele...
00:05:10
December 21, 2022
Names Have Been Changed To Protect The Sluggish, The Sorry, and The Soon To Be Gone!
Names Have Been Changed To Protect The ...
I wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuushhhh you would send a student to the office with an ultimatum for me!!! I wuuuuuuuush you damn...
00:28:55
December 14, 2022
I Don't Know What To Call It!
I Don't Know What To Call It!
While I couldn't come up with one title for this episode, I have to say...I'm really damn proud of it!  Click...
00:33:07
December 07, 2022
Branding While Bootleg...
Branding While Bootleg...
How do you brand when your school is still struggling? Click here to grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt Th...
00:20:33
November 30, 2022
You Tryna Work My LAST Nerve!!!
You Tryna Work My LAST Nerve!!!
There are 9 days left...don't make me hurt you.  Click here to grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The...
00:15:28
November 23, 2022
TRUST: Built From The Inside-Out, Not The Outside-In
TRUST: Built From The Inside-Out, Not T...
Trust: How are you cultivating it on your campus? Click here to grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Sta...
00:14:44
November 16, 2022
The Very Human Side Of Leadership
The Very Human Side Of Leadership
The human side of leadership often hits when you least expect it! Click here to grab my new book, Ruthless Equity:...
00:17:14
November 09, 2022
Leaders Make The Walls Close In...
Leaders Make The Walls Close In...
Leaders have to be where their feet are to be effective communicators!  Click here to grab my new book, Ruthl...
00:17:14
November 02, 2022
When Dry Skin Is More Than Dry Skin...
When Dry Skin Is More Than Dry Skin...
When Dry Skin Is More Than Dry Skin... Click here to grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Status-Quo And...
00:08:07
October 26, 2022
I'm NOT Wig Shaming!
I'm NOT Wig Shaming!
When judging a book by its cover almost backfires...and what we can do to not put people in a position to judge li...
00:14:39
October 19, 2022
Pity, Access, and Opportunity
Pity, Access, and Opportunity
Get your violins out because I'm gonna have a quick pity party before getting into this week's episode.  Disc...
00:22:04
October 12, 2022
Are You Looking For MODELS Or Excuses That MITIGATE?
Are You Looking For MODELS Or Excuses T...
In leadership there is a fine line between looking for MODELS and looking for excuses that MITIGATE. Learn the dif...
00:25:21
October 05, 2022
The Streets Is Talkin' Baby!
The Streets Is Talkin' Baby!
When you're on a mission to change the narrative of your school, know that all the change happens from the inside-...
00:17:12
September 30, 2022
Your Shit, Your Show...
Your Shit, Your Show...
When problem solving results in more problems and less solving!  Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt T...
00:13:32
September 21, 2022
The Season 3 Opener!
The Season 3 Opener!
Baby! Season 3 has begun!!! Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Status-Quo And Ensure Learning For ALL ...
00:09:33
September 14, 2022
Twenty Thousand Four Hundred Fifteen
Twenty Thousand Four Hundred Fifteen
This is the Season 2 Recap and Wrap Up!  Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Status-Quo And Ensure...
00:10:25
June 15, 2022
I Want To Come To Your School Because I Have Bad Knees
I Want To Come To Your School Because I...
I don't even know where to begin. The title says it all...and there are some leadership lessons as well!  Gra...
00:17:18
June 08, 2022
Don't Record Podcast Episodes On Two Hours Sleep...
Don't Record Podcast Episodes On Two Ho...
The title is the description. Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Status-Quo And Ensure Learning For AL...
00:22:47
June 01, 2022
Leadership's SayDo Principle
Leadership's SayDo Principle
You can "say" all day long...the bottom line is, people are going to form conclusions based on what you "do!" Grab...
00:19:26
May 25, 2022
I Pissed My Pants With Joy!
I Pissed My Pants With Joy!
In leadership there comes a point where you’ve got to make hard choices and put pen to paper baby…karma alone ...
00:20:14
May 18, 2022
The Burn Of The Broad Brush
The Burn Of The Broad Brush
Sometimes leaders do more harm than good when painting with a broad brush!  Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity...
00:11:10
May 11, 2022
Moving Parts, Bodybags, Whistling Dixie, and Ruthless Equity
Moving Parts, Bodybags, Whistling Dixie...
This week we talk hero-leadership, bodybags, dixie, and Ruthless Equity! Grab my new book,  Ruthless Equity: ...
00:13:34
May 04, 2022
How My Sh*tuation Went From Good To Great!
How My Sh*tuation Went From Good To Gre...
I love when an episode reveals an event that I forgot about! I read this week's entry like a weekly drama! Learn h...
00:09:50
April 27, 2022
Supporting Her Sorry Ass!
Supporting Her Sorry Ass!
Ken's passive aggressive leadership strategy backfires!  Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Statu...
00:11:22
April 20, 2022
Seen, Valued, and Heard
Seen, Valued, and Heard
Ken bears witness to one of the most powerful leadership moves he's seen; before, then, and now.  On May 5, 2...
00:10:25
April 13, 2022
Dead Wood Dilemma!
Dead Wood Dilemma!
Dealing with "dead wood" staff is one of the most draining aspects of leadership. In this episode, Ken is faced wi...
00:09:06
April 06, 2022
Stuff The Pipeline, Baby!
Stuff The Pipeline, Baby!
With TWENTY-FIVE positions to fill, Ken can allow overwhelm to overtake him, or let the numbers do their thing!&nb...
00:08:16
March 30, 2022
Put a Word on Someone...
Put a Word on Someone...
There are few things more powerful than when a message finds you at the right moment. Grab my new book, Ruthless E...
00:06:47
March 23, 2022
The Gremlins!
The Gremlins!
Leadership gremlins are here. You can't outrun them, you can only learn how to manage them. In this episode, Ken's...
00:14:27
March 16, 2022
Status-Quo Deluuuuuuuusion!
Status-Quo Deluuuuuuuusion!
When the status-quo has gone on, unchecked, then some begin to suffer the effects of status-quo delusion! I mean s...
00:12:49
March 09, 2022
Ken, She's STUPID!!!
Ken, She's STUPID!!!
The STRAIGHT TRUTH is always welcome; even when you're caught up in the swirl of district mess!  Grab my new...
00:08:52
March 02, 2022
The Fallout From My F*ck Up!
The Fallout From My F*ck Up!
Every one of us has the power to influence in this way. Listen, and then go out and change someone's life! Grab my...
00:09:41
February 23, 2022
I LeaderSHIT The Bed...AGAIN!!!
I LeaderSHIT The Bed...AGAIN!!!
I did it again...if I had a better title, I'd provide one. But I don't, so I'm using this one again. One of my wor...
00:12:36
February 16, 2022
Staffing Changes: By The
Staffing Changes: By The "BOOTLEG" Book...
Sometimes you've got to use that leadership voodoo that allows you to get rid of dead wood, baby!  Grab my ne...
00:11:57
February 09, 2022
The Skin I'm In
The Skin I'm In
Every one of us has the power to influence in this way. Listen, and then go out and change someone's life! Grab my...
00:08:32
February 02, 2022
He Gave Me A Reputation To Uphold
He Gave Me A Reputation To Uphold
Every one of us has the power to influence in this way. Listen, and then go out and change someone's life! Grab my...
00:09:14
January 26, 2022
Adult Fisticuffs End With Fists and Cuffs
Adult Fisticuffs End With Fists and Cuf...
I've got a parent shoulder bumping a teacher...in FRONT of STUDENTS! Changing the narrative of low achievement is ...
00:10:15
January 19, 2022
Pissed Off and The Power of Ownership
Pissed Off and The Power of Ownership
Leaders! There is POWER once you’re done being pissed off! Grab my new book, Ruthless Equity: Disrupt The Stat...
00:17:30
January 12, 2022
No One But Our Raggedy School - Pt 2
No One But Our Raggedy School - Pt 2
A rare part 2 covering the impact of my mentor, friend, and godfather, the late Dr. Rick DuFour. There’s so much...
00:16:38
January 05, 2022
No One But Our Raggedy School - Pt I.
No One But Our Raggedy School - Pt I.
While every episode is special, this one is extra special because it centers around the impact of my mentor, frien...
00:18:40
December 29, 2021
You Got A Map To Show Me?
You Got A Map To Show Me?
No one is interested to hear about your school's crisis. People want to see the map you're carrying!  Grab my...
00:16:46
December 15, 2021
On My Turf
On My Turf
Ken is in a situation that makes him yearn for his raggedy campus like it was the Taj Mahal!  Grab my new boo...
00:14:33
December 08, 2021
Why You Need Inspiration, Aspiration, and Perspiration
Why You Need Inspiration, Aspiration, a...
How do you attract educator talent to your school? Listen to find out how this question was addressed at THAT SCHO...
00:19:47
December 01, 2021
I went from Confidant to ConfiDON'T!
I went from Confidant to ConfiDON'T!
Leadership confidants have to be in the right place and the right space!  Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR ...
00:14:29
November 24, 2021
Putting Deodorant On Over Funk
Putting Deodorant On Over Funk
You can't cover a stink with deodorant! Like mold, that funk is going to make it's way back to the surface! Leader...
00:19:41
November 17, 2021
The Devil You Know or The Devil You Don't Know?
The Devil You Know or The Devil You Don...
Do you stay with the dysfunction you know out of fear of even worse dysfunction? Explore this question with Ken in...
00:17:35
November 10, 2021
LOCKDOWN!
LOCKDOWN!
Deciding between two tough choices forces Ken to LOCK IT DOWN!  Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR phone…wi...
00:13:50
November 03, 2021
To PURGE or not to PURGE!
To PURGE or not to PURGE!
Join Ken as he navigates the choppy waters of removing people from "the bus!" Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR p...
00:15:48
October 27, 2021
Let The Blood Flow...
Let The Blood Flow...
Join Ken as he embarks on the beginning of an EPIC staff shake up!  Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR phone�...
00:16:07
October 20, 2021
Please FALL Through The DAMN Floor NOW!
Please FALL Through The DAMN Floor NOW!...
During this meeting...I wish there was a trap door underneath this man's damn chair... Start your OWN podcast…fr...
00:15:48
October 13, 2021
DECISIONS DECISIONS...DILEMMA DILEMMA!
DECISIONS DECISIONS...DILEMMA DILEMMA!
Join Ken as he grapples with DIFFICULT decisions that come with the principalship of THAT SCHOOL!  Start your...
00:16:50
October 06, 2021
Principal or PIMP?
Principal or PIMP?
Is he a principal or a PIMP? Listen to find out! Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR phone…with ALL the tools you...
00:10:19
September 29, 2021
Don't Let GRADING Get In The Way Of GREATNESS!
Don't Let GRADING Get In The Way Of GRE...
What starts as a "triflin' ass" incident at Ken's school turns into a contemporary lesson for today's school and t...
00:11:32
September 22, 2021
THE POWER PRINCIPLE
THE POWER PRINCIPLE
Join Ken as he deals with some of the remnants and blowback from the POWER STRUCTURE that thrived prior to his arr...
00:12:35
September 15, 2021
Celebrations, Stories, and Payoffs!
Celebrations, Stories, and Payoffs!
Join Ken as his staff is recognized publicly for hard fought gains over several months. There is POWER in celebrat...
00:13:10
September 08, 2021
Season 1 Wrap-Up and Thank YOU!
Season 1 Wrap-Up and Thank YOU!
Season 1 of the podcast is a WRAP! I'll be going on hiatus until late August!  Thank you for listening! Pleas...
00:02:04
June 23, 2021
I COULDN'T FIX IT
I COULDN'T FIX IT
This was a night of EPIC highs, a little heartbreak, and a lot of lessons!  Start your OWN podcast…from YOU...
00:14:47
June 15, 2021
They Rolled Up 7-DEEP!
They Rolled Up 7-DEEP!
This episode gave me nervous stomach because I relived it as I recorded it, baby!  Start your OWN podcast…f...
00:12:38
June 09, 2021
I AM THE CAPTAIN NOW!!!
I AM THE CAPTAIN NOW!!!
Listen to me...I am the captain now! Join Ken as he navigates an and aggressive confrontation by a staff member!&n...
00:12:38
June 02, 2021
Momentum Over Mood Rings...
Momentum Over Mood Rings...
This episode is a continuation from last week's sh*tshow of a day! After an INSANE day at school, I elect to move ...
00:15:21
May 25, 2021
The Discipline Of VIsion
The Discipline Of VIsion
Join Ken as he reviews a day in his leadership that makes him question why he's trying to do anything positive or ...
00:11:38
May 19, 2021
The B.S. Of
The B.S. Of "Professional Courtesy"
I love doing my podcast. I've enjoyed the lessons listeners have taken from the episodes, and those same lessons h...
00:11:32
May 11, 2021
The Room Is Spinning!
The Room Is Spinning!
Providing students with a vision expanding experience is just AWESOME! Join me as we deliver the goods for five of...
00:11:14
May 04, 2021
Are You A Thermostat Or A Thermometer?
Are You A Thermostat Or A Thermometer?
Every once in a while, I stumble across an entry that makes me feel really proud! This is one of them, and it is C...
00:15:18
April 27, 2021
I LeaderSHIT The Bed...
I LeaderSHIT The Bed...
Join Ken as he processes the regret of how he handled a staff issue. You'll cringe with him and grow from the expe...
00:07:33
April 20, 2021
She Stared At Me And Push Her Poker Chips...She Went ALL IN!
She Stared At Me And Push Her Poker Chi...
Get ready to stand with Ken as he deals with another teacher behavior incident! This teacher moved all her poker c...
00:13:47
April 13, 2021
Are You Looking In The Mirror Or Out The Window?
Are You Looking In The Mirror Or Out Th...
Leader, are you looking out the window or in the mirror? Join Ken as he shares an experience that makes him questi...
00:11:02
April 06, 2021
Have's and Have Nots Can't Be Your Why Not!
Have's and Have Nots Can't Be Your Why ...
The title says it ALL! Start your OWN podcast…from YOUR phone…with ALL the tools you need! Go to anchor.fm for...
00:12:36
March 30, 2021
Heroes and Martyrs May Play Well On Social Media, But...
Heroes and Martyrs May Play Well On Soc...
All that "woe is me" hero/persecuted educator sh*t plays well on Facebook, but in the world of REAL Leadership, we...
00:11:51
March 23, 2021
She Washed My Face With DEFIANCE!
She Washed My Face With DEFIANCE!
Join Ken as one of his teachers washes his face with out and out DEFIANCE!   A SPECIAL THANK YOU GIFT FOR LIS...
00:12:08
March 16, 2021
Leadership Is NOT A Solo Act!
Leadership Is NOT A Solo Act!
In this week's episode, Ken is back to catching hell turning this culture around...however, he has to shoulder som...
00:08:38
March 09, 2021
Days Like THIS One Keep Me Coming Back!
Days Like THIS One Keep Me Coming Back!...
Join Ken as he experiences one of those AWESOME days that keep you coming back to do this very challenging work. A...
00:13:36
March 02, 2021
Dysfunction Junction What's Your Function?
Dysfunction Junction What's Your Functi...
Join Ken as he confronts the most DYSFUNCTIONAL grade level at the school...showing full feature films, kids sleep...
00:14:10
February 16, 2021
I Almost Missed Her Gifts
I Almost Missed Her Gifts
Join Ken as almost misses seeing the opportunity to help a struggling teacher get better! A SPECIAL THANK YOU GIFT...
00:08:46
February 09, 2021
Do You LOVE Your School?
Do You LOVE Your School?
This question stopped me dead in my tracks...listen to learn why... A SPECIAL THANK YOU GIFT FOR LISTENERS! The Co...
00:19:21
February 02, 2021
When Students Step Up!
When Students Step Up!
Sometimes you have to call a play in the midst of fear and doubt, giving those whom you lead an opportunity to STE...
00:16:00
January 26, 2021
The Blessings Out Of Bedlam!
The Blessings Out Of Bedlam!
Join Ken as he discovers bedlam, from which a leadership lesson grows!  In this episode, I mentioned giving y...
00:14:54
January 20, 2021
SPEAK IT INTO THEM!
SPEAK IT INTO THEM!
If you want to know what "the answers are in the room" sounds like, this is your episode! That said, episode 14 st...
00:16:31
January 13, 2021
I'm Not A Cynic, But Mama Didn't Raise No Fool!
I'm Not A Cynic, But Mama Didn't Raise ...
Join Ken as he gets HIT with a WORD he didn't see coming! A SPECIAL THANK YOU GIFT FOR OUR LISTENERS! The Control ...
00:17:15
December 28, 2020
Urination, Frustration, and Discipline
Urination, Frustration, and Discipline
I'm away at training for THREE FULL days...and it doesn't take long to be reminded of the fact that we are still T...
00:18:27
December 22, 2020
Pack Your S%&*T, And Get To Steppin'!
Pack Your S%&*T, And Get To Steppin'!
Wait? After just a week, you're telling me THESE kids can't learn????  And you're ready to quit???  A SPECIAL TH...
00:25:55
December 15, 2020
Fights and Bites!
Fights and Bites!
Oh boy...join a slightly nervous Ken as he shares a "hands-on" incident involving a tantrumming student. He promis...
00:24:20
December 09, 2020
That Good Gossip and 5 Keys To The Throne
That Good Gossip and 5 Keys To The Thro...
Join Ken as he confronts GROWN folks behaving badly, and disbands an exclusive club, where members have exclusive ...
00:21:50
December 01, 2020
Hunt, Gather, Protect, and Defend...
Hunt, Gather, Protect, and Defend...
This week, Ken peels more layers away from the THAT School onion. He discovers policies and practices that demonst...
00:27:32
November 24, 2020
Open
Open "HELL" House
Join Ken as he returns to school for the first Open House of his tenure. When you arrive at the school and Ken ope...
00:26:14
November 17, 2020
Lawd Of The Flies!
Lawd Of The Flies!
When a void in leadership reveals how the culture moved from survival mode to dysfunction junction! Put your seatb...
00:32:04
November 10, 2020
My AP Interviewed For My New Job...
My AP Interviewed For My New Job...
This week's episode has you listening to a journal entry that navigates the choppy waters of Ken being appointed p...
00:22:32
November 03, 2020
No Honey and No Moon
No Honey and No Moon
Well, that's an exaggeration...Ken's honeymoon started when he put the car in park and ended when entered the fron...
00:19:04
October 25, 2020
Culture SHOCK Concussion
Culture SHOCK Concussion
Ken is in Atlanta...with no keys to the school, no contract from the district...just a boxcutter and the faint sce...
00:14:27
October 25, 2020
The Origin Story
The Origin Story
You want to listen to this one, baby! The background and context for this podcast. Here you'll learn the WHY behin...
00:02:17
October 25, 2020
The ONLY Leadership Podcast Of It's Kind Is HERE!
The ONLY Leadership Podcast Of It's Kin...
This is NOT your grandmama's leadership podcast..."  The content is driven by the real, raw, unvarnished, and...
00:02:17
October 25, 2020

About Bless His Heart



Explore the good, the bad, and sometimes ugly account of my journey as the leader of “THAT" school. Weekly episodes shaped by by the real, raw, unvarnished, and uncensored daily journal kept by former school principal, Ken Williams of Unfold The Soul.