School Leadership Reimagined - Do You Boo

EPISODE 172

Do You Boo?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • There is nothing wrong with a little ambition so long as your ambition is less about your “success” and more about doing what you were meant to do in this world to serve others.
  • Being your authentic self at work is not about “letting it all hang out.” Being your authentic self is about becoming your best self for your students, their families, and the teachers you serve. 
  • Stop being afraid to be who you are because you’re worried you won’t fit into someone else’s notion of what a “good leader” looks like. There’s only one of you. When you withhold your true self, you cheat all of us of the unique gifts only you have to offer. 
  • You will never feel truly free to be your authentic self at work if you aren’t clear about your personal “why” for being there in the first place. 

Have you ever felt that you couldn’t be your authentic self at school? Do you find yourself squeezing yourself into your district’s notion of what a “good leader” looks like? Do you feel pressure to conform to what your district wants in order to succeed?

We all face the temptation to conform, but on today’s podcast, I want to challenge the notion that you need to become some cookie cutter version of a “leader” in order to get the job, be promoted, or achieve professional success. 

Tune in to discover how you can be your authentic self and still reach your goals #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • The surprising first step to feeling safe to be your authentic self at work.
  • How “faking it until you make it” can be a trap.
  • Why you don’t need to kiss up in order to succeed in your district.
  • How to advocate for your own needs without making enemies in the process
  • The difference between being authentic and “letting it all hang out” and why it matters
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