School Leadership Reimagined - Could your school survive without you?

EPISODE 179

Could your school survive without you?

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Leaders create a cult of personality around their leadership style. Builders build a legacy that will last long after they leave.
  • If your school cannot survive without you at the helm, then when you finally leave, it will be worse off than it was when you came.
  • It’s tempting to play the hero. But Builders know that if you want to leave a legacy that lasts, you must make your teachers, students, and families the heroes of your school.
  • If the success of your school depends on you, then you're the band-aid. You haven’t built anything.
  • The strength of your school is not about how good it is when you are there; the strength of your school is about how good it remains after you leave. 

Who doesn’t love being the hero? It’s glamorous, it feels great, and it helps others -- or does it?

We have always been taught that the leader is akin to the hero rescuing failing schools from utter disaster.

But, if you are the only thing holding your school together, have you really made a difference? And, if the success of your school depends on you, what happens when you leave.

On today’s episode, we’re going to examine why Builders avoid playing the hero and instead build systems and schools that empower their staff, students, and families to be the heroes. That way, their school is not only better, it continues to be better long after the Builder leaves.

Tune in to discover how to build a true legacy #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • The drawbacks of turning your staff into a “family.”
  • Why being the hero of your school can actually handicap your staff.
  • How to avoid creating a cult of personality.
  • Why your school should operate like a Chick-fil-a.
  • The true way to empower your staff.
  • Why your plans should not rely on people.
  • How to leave a true legacy 
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