School Leadership Reimagined - How to Fail #LikeABuilder

EPISODE 175

How to Fail #LikeABuilder

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • When you try to avoid failure, you actually make failing feel so much worse.
  • Failure is inevitable. But HOW you fail can make all the difference between a devastating setback and an amazing victory next time.
  • Never waste a failure. There are some lessons that can only be learned through failure.
  • When you treat new initiatives as experiments, you avoid feeling like a failure if they don’t work. Either you win or you learn. 
  • Failing fast creates a sense of safety in your school. If your students and staff see that you aren’t afraid to take risks and you regularly learn from failure, it empowers them to do the same in their work.      

As educators, we spend a lot of time trying to avoid failure. But failure is inevitable and the irony is, the more you try to avoid it, the worse failure feels when it happens.

Builders know this which is why instead of avoiding failure, Builders learn how to fail fast. 

Discover why failing fast actually turns your failures into victories, and specific ways you can begin to fail fast this school year. 

No one likes to fail. But, you can turn your failures into huge successes when you learn to fail #LikeABuilder

Check out these highlights:

  • The danger that comes with trying to avoid failure.
  • How playing it safe actually makes failing feel worse. 
  • How to take calculated risks on behalf of your students.
  • Why taking action sooner can mitigate the risks of failure.
  • How to overcome the pain of failure by turning your failures into learning experiences.
  • Why failing fast creates a sense of safety in your school.
  • Specific ways to fail fast this school year.
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