School Leadership Reimagined - Why Being a Builder Makes You a Bit of a Weirdo

EPISODE 108

 Why Being a Builder Makes You
a Bit of a Weirdo

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Being a Builder makes you different than everyone else -- and that’s a good thing. It means that you expect different results and post different gains. Ultimately it means that you can make a bigger difference in the lives of your students.
  • Being a weirdo does have some drawbacks however. Once you choose different and prove that better is possible, you make it a lot harder for others to make excuses.
  • Ultimately, being a weirdo means that you no longer accept the status quo. Instead, you’re choosing to pursue success for every student.

All season long, we've been talking about the difference between being a boss, leader, and Builder. On today's episode, we're going to talk about one final difference and it's a big one:  Being a Builder makes you a bit of a weirdo.

So tune in to discover how becoming a Builder makes you different from everyone else and why that's a good thing. By the time you're done, I hope you'll be inspired to step beyond the status quo and become a weirdo #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Join the FREE Mindsteps Pop Up group here and get coaching on creating your school vision, and access to Office Hours where you can ask Robyn anything.
  • What the biggest difference between being a boss or leader and being a Builder is and why it really matters.
  • How Builders address ineffective teaching puts them out of step with conventional wisdom.
  • Why the way that Builders deal with crises makes them especially weird.
  • How Builders plan makes them weirdly more successful than their peers.
  • Why being a weirdo can make other people uncomfortable and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
  • How being a Builder can result in jealousy or pushback from your peers and why it’s important not to stop Building anyway.
  • Why being a weirdo is actually a good thing and why we need more weirdos just like you in the world.
  • How being a Builder means that you reject the status quo and pursue something bigger and better.
  • Ways you can connect with other weirdos like you so that you don’t feel all alone.
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