School Administrator magazine’s Thought Leadership Series consists of hour-long conversations between prominent book authors in the organizational leadership field and superintendents. Expanded versions of the interviews appearing in the print edition appear below. The series will run throughout the 2020-21 school year.


Liz Wiseman
A conversation between former superintendent Suzette Lovely and Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter.

John Kotter


A conversation between retired superintendent Larry Nyland and John Kotter, author of That's Not How We Do It Here!
Dan Heath
A conversation between superintendent Joe Sanfelippo and Dan Heath, author of Upstream.
 Jill Siler
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing: Pink, Daniel H ... 

October 2020
A conversation between superintendent Jill Siler and Daniel Pink, author of When.

Have a book author to suggest whose ideas resonate in educational leadership? We also welcome participation by other superintendents as interviewers. Contact Jacqueline Hyman at