School Leadership Reimagined - Can Assistant Principals Be Builders?

EPISODE 106

 Can Assistant Principals Be Builders?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • As an assistant principal, you must learn to bloom where you are planted.
  • Although it may be frustrating to work for a boss or even a leader, you have an important opportunity to learn how to sell your ideas to others. This will prepare you to be a principal some day.
  • If you approach your job #LikeABuilder, you can build from behind and still transform your school. 

One of the questions I get asked often is this: Is there ever a time when you just need to be a boss? So, on today's episode, we're going to explore that question along with various situations where being a boss might feel like the only option. Plus, we'll look at the short-term and long-term effects of going "boss-mode" and consider those against the short-term and long-term benefits of always approaching your work #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • The question that assistant principals ask the most when it comes to Buildership.
  • Why working for a boss presents a unique opportunity to assistant principals.
  • How working for a leader is in some ways even more difficult than working for a boss if you’re an assistant principal interested in Buildership.
  • Why assistant principals need to be more entrepreneurial when thinking about their role.
  • The valuable lessons you can learn now as an assistant principal that prepare you to be a leader when you become a principal.
  • How assistant principals can “build from behind,” and why they should.
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