288. Weathering the Storms of Administrative Leadership: Featuring Dr. Donya Ball

Aspire to Lead, Dr Donya Ball, Weathering the storm, leadership, adversity

Join this captivating conversation with Dr. Donya Ball as we delve into the passion behind effective leadership and navigating the challenges of educational administration. Discover invaluable insights on overcoming adversity and maintaining resilience in the face of storms. Explore strategies for retaining leaders and fostering positive cultures within school districts. Plus, learn about Donya’s exciting projects, including her Virtual Leadership Series and her impactful book series, which includes titles like “Adjusting the Sails: Weathering the Storms of Administrative Leadership” and “Against the Wind: Leadership at 36,000 Feet.” Don’t miss this inspiring episode filled with actionable advice for leaders in education.

About Dr. Donya Ball

Dr. Donya Ball is a transformative superintendent in California, a passionate author, and an inspiring national keynote speaker. She excels in leading her staff to inspire and motivate students to pursue their passions, preparing them for life beyond the classroom. Dr. Ball also is a professor of administrative leadership and teacher education, bringing over two decades of experience in mentoring and coaching to her roles.

As a seasoned guide for top executives, Dr. Ball navigates the complex storms of leadership. She is the author of two impactful books, Adjusting the Sails: Weathering the Storms of Administrative Leadership (2022) and Against the Wind: Leadership at 36,000 Feet (2023), which delve into the real-world challenges of leadership. Her expertise has not only captivated audiences nationwide but also caught the attention of media outlets like USA Today, showcasing her as a thought leader in educational and executive leadership.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.