Ep 11: From Tragedy to Hope: How to Build a Lasting Culture Where All People Feel Part of Something Bigger Than Themselves with Frank DeAngelis

“Bring you’re ‘A’ game every single day because you never know who you are going to impact today.”

Did you know that leadership can have a component of fathering and mothering? Fathering and mothering as a leader has a lot to do with training, empowering and raising up those who will come after you. Frank DeAngelis, the incredible principal who guided the Littleton community through the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, shares how to do this and so much more in this podcast.

Shownotes and Takeaways:

  • How former principal Frank DeAngelis experienced the 1999 Columbine massacre and led his community through profound grief to create a family culture within school that has stood the test of time.
  • You can’t put a price tag on changing lives.
  • Leaders must take care of themselves and this includes going through counseling and finding help.
  • Seek out truth from those around you; don’t be fooled when people tell you what you want to hear.
  • How to remain connected and relevant to the people you lead.
  • Why relationship is the foundation for building a thriving culture. Protecting your relationship with the people you lead by not confusing their mistakes with who they are.
  • Frank tells many stories of people who were changed by his leadership and the family culture he created at Columbine High School.