School Leadership Reimagined - Methods or Principles?

EPISODE 140

Methods or Principles?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Methods are context-dependent. Principles are context-agnostic.
  • Methods come and go. Principles are timeless.
  • While it is easier (and sometimes even sexier) to choose methods, you can only create lasting results when you choose principles.
  • Methods offer a temporary relief. Principles help you develop lasting solutions.
  • Armed with the right principles, you can create your own methods.

One of the main things that separate Builders from leaders is that Builders rely on principles, never methods. So, instead of asking "what's the newest strategy?" or even "what's the coolest research?" Builders sift everything through a few simple principles.

On today's episode, you'll discover 3 reasons why Builders choose principles over methods and how doing so can be the difference between succeeding and failing in your work. So tune in to find out how you can use principles to make better decisions, choose better strategies, and tackle anything life throws your way #LikeABuilder

Check out these highlights:

  • Announcement: Builder’s Lab is completely sold out. However, if you want to see the entire first session of Builder’s Lab absolutely free, then you’re in luck. We’ll be sharing the first session, plus other behind-the-scenes peeks inside of Buildership® University. And, once you become a member of BU, you’ll get an exclusive invitation to our live (and free!) Builder’s Bootcamp February 3, 2022 from 10am to 2pm ET. If your not a member, click here to join BU absolutely free.
  • Why you set yourself up for failure when you try to adopt someone else’s method.
  • How Builders avoid falling prey to the “tactic-of-the-week” mentality.
  • Why methods trap you into trying to be like everyone else and how Builders avoid cookie-cutter solutions and choose what’s best for their schools.
  • How Builders avoid “imposter syndrome.”
  • The ways that principles can help build confidence in your teachers, and trust among your staff.
  • How to choose the right principles to build by.
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