School Leadership Reimagined - Feeling Defeated Already?

EPISODE 121

Feeling Defeated Already?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • It can be easy to feel overwhelmed in spite of your best intentions. This school year is already off to a rocky start and it can seem as if there is no room for your vision, mission, and core values. But delaying that work is a mistake.
  • When things are tough, it is tempting to revert to a leadership mindset and focus on putting out fires, cleaning up messes, and dealing with the crisis of the day. Builders detach from the immediate and step out ahead to find solutions you cannot see as long as you stay in the middle of the problems.
  • Buildership® is not something you put off until things get better (that’s leadership thinking). Buildership® is HOW you make things better.

Welcome back to this season of the School Leadership Reimagined Podcast! Although I'd planned to do a completely different episode today, so many Builders have been reporting that they are already feeling a bit overwhelmed, frustrated, or defeated (and the school year has barely started) that I wanted to address it on today's episode.

So, if you are becoming discouraged by the new spikes in Covid cases, teacher shortages, contact tracing requirements, teacher burnout, political landmines (hello masks, vaccines, and critical race theory!) or any other frustration, then today's episode is for you. Instead of feeling defeated, find out how to handle these challenges and keep your school focused on what matters #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Announcements: Our next Builder’s Lab 360• Experience will be January 30-February 2, 2022. Tickets will be available at the end of the month.
  • Announcement: We’re enrolling our next cohort of Buildership® University members at the end of the month. Be on the lookout for the announcement.
  • Announcement: Our Buildership® University Book Club will be reading Effortless: Make it easy to do what matters most by Greg Mckeown.
  • Why this year has already gotten off to a rocky start and the specific challenges many of you are facing right now.
  • Why setting aside your vision, mission, and core values work is a mistake.
  • The difference between the way that Builders and leaders deal with urgent challenges.
  • How Builders handle Covid spikes and all the challenges they present.
  • The surprising tool you have to keep your teachers motivated and focused even when they are feeling overwhelmed.
  • Why Builders often walk away when things get tough.
  • How to get support so that you don’t have to go through whatever you’re facing right now alone.
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