School Leadership Reimagined - The Secret to an Amazing School Year

EPISODE 170

The Secret to an Amazing School Year

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The secret to a successful school year is F.O.C.U.S. - Follow One Course Until Successful.
  • Many of us are trying to lead by doing all the things. But that isn’t leading. That’s experimenting on kids and hoping something works. If you are really going to make a difference this year, you’ll need to stop trying to do everything and focus on what really matters most.
  • The “spray and pray” approach to school improvement doesn’t work. Ask yourself, if I could only do ONE thing this school year, what is the ONE thing that will help us make the biggest progress towards our vision. Then just do that.
  • It’s hard to get good at more than one thing at a time. Thus, when you try to do all the things in your school at once, you become a jack of all trades, master of none. 

The secret to a successful school year is to F.O.C.U.S. - Follow One Course Until Successful. And while that may ring true, HOW do you determine which course to follow? And, how can you stay the course in the midst of so many demands on your time, energy, and attention.

We’ll tackle these questions today on this episode and I’ll share a really simple ONE plan you can use to identify the right things on which to focus, and drown out the other distractions #LikeABuilder. 

Check out these highlights:

  • Why F.O.C.U.S. is so hard to achieve in schools.
  • A simple framework you can use to get and stay on F.O.C.U.S. this school year.
  • A new tool we’re using inside of BU to help you stay focused.
  • A step-by-step roadmap to achieving more F.O.C.U.S this school year. 
  • 3 specific ways F.O.C.U.S will help you have a better school year.
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