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Podcast: Matt Candler's lessons from 100+ schools & startups

  • Matt Candler

“You can go your whole career and do things to folks, thinking that it's the right thing to do. It's harder to ask: how might I do my work with the people I serve? School is the most equalizing and humanizing force in our land, and if we could do school with, not to each other, maybe it would speed the arrival of a day when we do the rest of our lives with, not to each other.”

— Matt Candler

Listening to this interview with Matt Candler offers a taste of how to recognize when you don’t know what you don’t know — which may be the key to success as a leader.

As Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, Matt and his team have built charter schools, incubated EdTech companies, built houses and organized communities.

And yet he’s one of the most humble leaders we’ve ever met.

Listen in as Jason Llorenz asks Matt about lessons he’s learned and how he quiets his inner perfectionist to allow his inner entrepreneur to develop living ideas.

Jason also asks Matt what he’s proudest of in his career and how he keeps it all together. Curious to know the answer?

Tune in for Matt’s response, along with other tips, tricks, insights, and stories from Matt and other education changemakers. #LeadersTablePodcast.

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Need to catch up on the #LeadersTablePodcast?
Check out Episode 1 with Ryan SmithEpisode 2 with Nina Rees, Episode 3 with Aixle Aman, Episode 4 with Luis Avila, Episode 5 with Jada Drew, Episode 6 with Amy Wilkins, Episode 7 with Marc Holley, Episode 8 with Jim Shelton, or Episode 9 with Tai Dixon -- and subscribe for upcoming episodes on your favorite podcast feed (iTunesStitcherSoundcloud).

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