How to resolve disagreements #LikeABuilder

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Pushing your ideas through in spite of opposition doesn’t make you tough. It makes you a bully.
  • “Giving” other people “voice” means that all the power rests with you. As long as you need to give someone else a voice, it means you’re not on equal ground. 
  • Typical disagreements with teachers creates an “us vs them” dynamic. But if you have established the right vision, mission, and core values, it means that you and your teachers all want the same thing. So, even when you disagree, you’re still on the same side.   
  • You can’t lose an argument if you were never trying to win it. 
  • Builders don’t try to “win” arguments. Instead, they want to resolve disagreements once and for all in a way that EVERYONE walks away satisfied and on the same page. 

No matter what you do, there will be times when your teachers disagree with you. When that happens, you have a choice.

You can be a boss and use your positional power to steamroll over any disagreement (and create toxicity, stifle everyone’s voice, and drive true innovation underground).

You can use leadership strategies and try to negotiate (which unintentionally creates resentment, further pushback, and passive/aggressive resistance).

Or you can use a very simple framework Builders use to resolve conflict and ensure that everyone walks away satisfied and more deeply committed to the work.

Tune in to discover the exact framework (including the specific words to say) to help you resolve any disagreement #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • Why steamrolling your ideas through doesn’t make you tough, it just makes you a bully.
  • How “hearing others out” can actually make you look like you’re not listening at all. 
  • The specific framework you can use to resolve any disagreement in your school.
  • How to use this framework to get everyone on your team on the same page every time.
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