School Leadership Reimagined - Nobody Cares About Your Why

EPISODE 166

Nobody Cares About Your Why

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • We all understand how important it is to start with the why, but what we often get wrong is that we think it means to start with OUR why. Nobody cares about your why.
  • Often, the thing driving teacher overwhelm and burn out is located firmly inside of their why. If you don’t take time to dig for their why and instead simply try to solve their external problems, your efforts are doomed for failure.
  • When you take time to understand your teachers’ why, you can not only help them buy into your vision, you can find creative and lasting ways to help them deal with overwhelm and burn out.

By now, we've all heard the expression "Start with why." Unfortunately, many leaders have taken that to mean they should start with THEIR why. But, nobody really cares about YOUR why; they care about THEIR why.

This is why so many teachers are burned out and overwhelmed despite your best efforts to support them. And, it's why so many teachers seem less than enthusiastic about your plans.

The good news is that there is a simple fix. That’s why this week, we’re revisiting episode 81 where you’ll discover how you start with WHY #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Join an upcoming FREE Vision Workshop here
  • How we get Simon Sinek’s famous “Start with the why” talk wrong.
  • Why most people do not care about your why.
  • Why so many teachers feel burned out and overwhelmed right now.
  • How leaders attempt to solve teachers’ overwhelm and burnout the wrong way.
  • The secret to helping teachers buy into your school vision.
  • That time I had to shut down a PD and start over because we were starting with the wrong why.
  • Why external problems rarely satisfies those you are trying to help.
  • How Builders tackle teacher overwhelm and burnout 
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