Can Assistant Principals Be Builders?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • As an assistant principal, you must learn to bloom where you are planted. If you do, you will open up huge opportunities to make a meaningful difference right now in your career and build the skills you need to make an even greater difference once you become a principal. 
  • Although it may be frustrating to work for a boss or even a leader, you have an important opportunity to learn how to sell your ideas to others. This will prepare you to be a principal some day.
  • If you approach your job #LikeABuilder, you can build from behind and still transform your school. 

One of the questions I get asked the most comes from assistant principals. Is it possible to be a Builder as an AP?  They love the idea of Buildership but worry that they can't be a Builder in their current roles.

So, on today's episode, we’re going to revisit Episode 106 where I tackle that question and offer some suggestions for how you can still be a Builder even if you work for a boss, or a leader.

So tune in today to discover how AP's can approach their work #LikeABuilder

Check out these highlights:

  • The question that assistant principals ask the most when it comes to Buildership.
  • Why working for a boss presents a unique opportunity to assistant principals.
  • How working for a leader is in some ways even more difficult than working for a boss if you’re an assistant principal interested in Buildership.
  • Why assistant principals need to be more entrepreneurial when thinking about their role.
  • The valuable lessons you can learn now as an assistant principal that prepare you to be a leader when you become a principal.
  • How assistant principals can “build from behind,” and why they should.
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