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Jeff Wetzler, Transcend: Curiosity and Reinventing School

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In this episode, Dr. Laura Sicola interviews Jeff Wetzler, co-founder and co-CEO of Transcend, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming education. They discuss the need for education reform and the challenges of communication in leadership. Wetzler emphasizes the importance of listening and creating a safe space for open communication. He also highlights the power of curiosity and asking questions to learn from others. The conversation concludes with a listener challenge to practice no BS listening. Overall, the episode explores the role of effective communication in driving educational innovation and leadership success.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Schools need to be reinvented to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century.
  • Effective communication requires active listening and creating a safe space for open dialogue.
  • Curiosity and asking questions are essential for learning from others and fostering innovation.
  • Avoid jumping to conclusions and be willing to laugh at yourself.

About Jeff:

JEFF WETZLER is co-CEO of Transcend, a nationally recognized innovation organization and author of Ask: Tap Into the Hidden Wisdom of People Around You. Wetzler combines unique leadership experiences spanning more than 25 years in business and education, as a management consultant to the world’s top corporations, a learning facilitator for leaders around the world, and as Chief Learning Officer at Teach For America. He earned a Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Brown University. Based in New York, he is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. See his new Harvard Business Review article here.

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  • Facebook: Dr. Laura Sicola
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @drlaurasicola
  • Website: https://laurasicola.com
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today

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