Is your school stuck in the “comfort zone?”

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Making everyone comfortable is a trap. Once they’re truly comfortable, why would they ever want to change?
  • When people are comfortable, they often resist challenges to their status quo. When people are safe, they feel free to take risks, attempt innovation without fear of blame, shame, or judgment. 
  • The paradox is that trying to make everyone comfortable before you pursue your vision keeps you so trapped in a cycle of appeasement that you cannot move forward.
  • Comfort in an organization may feel good in the short term, but in the long term it leads to regret.
  • “By creating a safe environment, you can help your team feel more comfortable taking on challenges and pursuing their goals.” -- Brené Brown

One of the biggest traps leaders face is that they have been trained to focus on making their staff comfortable instead of safe.

The challenge is that once you start focusing on your team’s comfort, you end up making people comfortable where they are instead of challenging them to pursue something better.

On today’s episode, discover the steps you need to take to transition your school culture from a culture of comfort to a culture of safety so that your teachers feel empowered to take risks, pursue bigger goals, and ultimately achieve your vision for 100% of your students  #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • How trying to make everyone comfortable keeps you trapped in a cycle of appeasement.
  • The difference between comfort and safety
  • Why inclusion is different from participation
  • How to create an environment where people feel safe enough to take risks, fail, and learn
  • Way to help everyone in your school make valuable contributions to your school’s success
  • How to help people feel safe to challenge the status quo without doing so in a way that creates chaos
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