In this episode of [In]Distinct Chatter, host Dr. Kevin Ruth speaks with Bridget McNamer, Founder & Chief Navigation Officer of Sidecar Counsel (www.sidecarcounsel.com). Bridget discusses the male-centric extant paradigm of leadership and leadership development, sharing with us how the existing ‘Rules of the Road’ came into being, and how that paradigm needs to be re-imagined and re-oriented. The entire leadership adventure has additional dimensions for women leaders. This path has been largely shaped by men, and the scope of the leadership roles reflect that, as do societal norms about what leadership ‘looks like.’ Women taking on leadership positions can ably fill these roles, and also have the opportunity to shape them in ways that reflect their innate strengths and realities, create new norms around leadership, and lead to even greater success for all members of these school communities (hint: men benefit too!).