School Leadership Reimagined - BOSSES, LEADERS, BUILDERS

EPISODE 1: BOSSES, LEADERS, BUILDERS

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Our schools don't need any more "leaders" who are created by organizations to maintain organizational status quo; Our schools need BUILDERS who are ready to 
  • There are actually 3 kinds of school administrators or instructional leaders -- bosses, leaders, and BUILDERS and here's the difference in a nutshell: Bosses say "go." Leaders say "Let's go." Builders say "Come."
  • You don’t need positional power to be a builder. You can have amazing impact right now no matter what your current position is.

Do you ever feel like you are solving the same 5 or 6 problems over and over again? Have you ever felt called to do more than you’re doing now and make a bigger difference in the lives of your students? Well, I want you to know that you’re right. You were called to have a bigger impact. The problem is, “leadership” won’t get you there. In this episode, we’re going to reimagine school leadership and move beyond the status quo. In process we’re talking about how you can reignite your passion for what you do and have a huge impact even if you don’t think you have the positional power to do so. It all happens the moment you decide to go beyond traditional school leadership tactics and become a Builder. So, if you’ve felt that there HAS to be something better than leadership, you’re in the right place.

Check out these highlights:
  • How I came close to getting fired, all because I was honest and told my boss that I was bored with my job. [3:43]
  • The article that changed my entire outlook on my school leadership path. [6:14]
  • Why I'm no longer bored and how I found my "zone of genius." [11:34]
  • The 3 types of instructional leaders (find out which one you are). [13:20]
  • Why you shouldn't focus on incremental improvement (and what you SHOULD be focusing on instead). [18:18]
  • How to still have impact, even if you don't have positional power. [23:00]
  • Do you have what it takes to become a Builder? [28:01]
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