Aspire Mailbag: Measuring Your Influence with Jeff Gargas and Joshua Stamper

Jeff Gargas, Joshua Stamper, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Teach Better

In this 20th Aspire Mailbag episode, Jeff Gargas and I answer questions on different leadership topics provided by the listeners. Please join us for this episode as we answer questions and discuss how to measure your influence as a leader, advancing in a non-traditional route, planning for your first 90 days on the job, and about the Teach Better Team events!  

Featuring Jeff Gargas and Joshua Stamper

  • The phrase about Leadership is “leadership is influence – nothing more nothing less.” Question is how can school leaders measure their level of influence or impact to ensure they are developing leaders? Chris Legleiter


  • What do you think of aspiring leaders applying for positions for which they meet the qualifications even though it could be viewed as skipping some of the traditional steps? Example: central office administration before serving at a building level Alex T. Valencic, Ed.M.


  • If you are in a new leadership position, what should you do in the first 90 days? Michelle Papa

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.