How to Get Out of the Weeds
and Do Work That Really Matters

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • When you only work IN your school, you stay stuck in the weeds, putting out fires, and never have a chance to think strategically.
  • While we know that it’s not enough to simply work IN your school, it’s a myth that working ON your school is the solution. Working ON your school involves tweaking what already exists. Rarely does working ON your school help you reimagine what your school could and should become. 
  • The only way to get out of the weeds is to dedicate some time each week to think BEYOND where your school is currently to where you want to take your school.
  • The difference between bosses, leaders, and Builders is that bosses work IN their schools, leaders work ON their schools, but Builders think BEYOND where their school is currently to where they want their schools to be.

This week in our versus series, we’re looking at the difference between working IN your school, working ON your school, and working BEYOND your school. Most of us get stuck in the day-to-day demands of our schools and never feel like we have the time to think strategically.

When we do get that time, we often spend it working ON our schools by tweaking systems or looking for new strategies and tactics, but tweaking keeps us stuck in the weeds. It isn’t until you take time to work BEYOND the school you currently have and start building a better school that you actually see change happen for your school.

So this week, discover how to get out of the weeds and work BEYOND your school #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

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  • Why working IN your school constantly keeps you in the weeds.
  • How working ON your school, while better than working solely IN your school can become a trap.
  • How working BEYOND your school gets you out of the weeds and helps you stay focused on your bigger goals.
  • A way to start working BEYOND your school in just 1 hour per week.
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