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Podcast: Tai Dixon on why it’s essential to interrogate the definition of success

  • Tai Dixon

“You first have to understand how you’re motivated. Personally, I’m a helper — I’m a giver; I want others to be great. I feel that I’m great when my team has what they need to succeed and I’ve been a part of removing the barriers to their success.”

— Tai Dixon

Ever had a career crush? You know, the kind of crush that leaves you in admiration of someone’s professional path? If not, you might after listening to this episode of The Leaders’ Table podcast.

LEE member, Tai Dixon is one of those advocates whose approach we truly admire, going from teaching to keeping the trains on track as the national director of state offices and field operations at the Children’s Defense Fund.

So, how did she do it?

Jason Llorenz asked about her favorite failures, her strategies for work-free weekends, and why she cautions against listening to too much advice from others — zing!

Tune in for other tips, tricks, insights and stories from Tai Dixon and other education changemakers. #LeadersTablePodcast

Up next
Matt Candler, founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools on starting 30+ schools with communities, not for them.

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 -- and subscribe for upcoming episodes on your favorite podcast feed (iTunesStitcherSoundcloud).

Need to catch up on the #LeadersTablePodcast?
Check out Episode 1 with Ryan Smith, Episode 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 -- and subscribe for upcoming episodes on your favorite podcast feed (iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud).

Can you picture a career in advocacy?
Now that you’ve heard from Tai about her leadership, learn about careers in advocacy from other LEE members and find open roles in advocacy on LEE’s Job Board.