School Leadership Reimagined - Turning Your Biggest Obstacles into Your Biggest Opportunities

EPISODE 18


Turning Your Biggest Obstacles into Your Biggest Opportunities

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Buried inside of your biggest obstacles are some of your biggest opportunities this year.
  • Leaders see obstacles as things that are keeping them from their goals. Builders see obstacles as the very thing that will help them achieve their goals.
  • When you adopt the mindset of seeing opportunities into your obstacles, you end up many times actually exceeding your goals and doing things you never dreamed possible.

For this episode I want to talk in general about how Builder’s turn their biggest obstacles into your biggest opportunities. It sounds a little bit like a platitude or a cliche doesn’t it?

I mean really, it’s a nice thought but they call an obstacle and obstacle for a reason. It’s something that’s in the way of your success.

I mean let’s think of some of the obstacles you might be facing right now -- students who aren’t coming to school, parents who aren’t being supportive, students who are reading 2 and 3 grades below grade level, a lack of funding to support your educational program, teachers who are ineffective and resistant to change, central office mandates that create more work and keep you from focusing on the work you need to be doing, no time to get into classrooms because you are constantly putting out fires, and I could go on and on and on.

How can you take these very real obstacles and create opportunities from them?

That’s what we’re going to talk about on today’s episode.  

Check out these highlights:
  • Season 2 of School Leadership Reimagined will be about how you can turn your biggest obstacles into some of your biggest opportunities. Each week, we’re going to tackle one of the biggest obstacles you face and show you how to transform it #likeabuilder.
  • A lot of people talk to me in wishes. Find out what I think whenever I hear someone say, “I wish...if only.”
  • Why the the difference between a leader and a builder is that a leader sees obstacles as things that are keeping him from getting to where he wants to be while a builder sees obstacles as an opportunity.
  • Hear a tale of 2 schools and how one handled obstacles the traditional way and the other handled the same obstacles like builders.
  • How 3 Builders managed to eak tremendous gains from their biggest obstacles.
  • Find out how I have turned some of my biggest opportunities into some of my biggest career opportunities.
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