School Leadership Reimagined - Finding the Hidden Opportunities in Your School

EPISODE 183

Finding the Hidden Opportunities in Your School

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • We need to spend more time building upon our successes than wallowing in our failures.
  • We spend a lot of time studying what isn’t working in our schools when we should be spending more time learning from what IS working.
  • If we understood what is actually working in our schools and why it is working, we could clone and scale our successes instead of repeating our failures.
  • When we only focus on our problems, we reach for “solutions” outside of our school that don’t work. When we understand our problems in light of our successes, we often find the solution already exists in our schools.
  • Spend time looking for the “bright spots” in your school. That way, you can learn from your successes and replicate them.

We spend a lot of time focused on our challenges (and understandably so) but if you only focus on what’s wrong with your school, you miss a HUGE opportunity fo find solutions that might otherwise go unnoticed.

That’s why on today’s episode, we’re going to take a look at a little-used but powerful strategy for finding the hidden opportunities that already exist in your school.

Tune in today to discover how to use “brightspotting” #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • Why we’re so focused on the negative.
  • The difference between “Brightspotting” and toxic positivity.
  • 4 key questions to ask in order to find the “Bright Spots.”
  • How to build upon your successes instead of wallowing in your failures.
  • How to leverage what’s already working in your school to solve your biggest challenges.
  • Ways to clone and scale your successes.
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