Do you want to look good, do good, or be good?

Big Takeaways.

  • You may not think you are doing your work just to look good, but anytime you do something just to please the district, or your teachers, or your parents, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
  • The tyranny of trying to please other people is keeping you from doing the work you were meant to do and making the difference you were meant to make.
  • When it comes down to looking good, doing good, or being good, Builders always choose to be good and as a result end up looking better and doing much more for students.
  • When we try to “do good” the focus is often more on the “doing” than the “good.”
  • Your school vision is not a personal or aspirational statement. It is a promise you make to every single one of your students about what they can expect to accomplish in your school.
When you really think about it, your motivation for the work you do determines how you approach your work and what a “win” will look like for you.

That’s why on today’s episode, we’re examining the difference between wanting to look good, do good, or be good and the implications for how successful you’ll be as a principal of your school. 

Understanding the difference will mean the difference between doing your work like a boss or leader and making a lasting difference #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • Why you need to have a strong vision going into the new year.
  • How to eliminate work that is misaligned with your vision so that you can focus on the things that truly matter. 
  • The right way to collect valuable intel on what is and is not working so that you can focus your efforts in the new year. 
  • Why you need to start your master scheduling process right now. 
  • The key systems you need to set up to avoid overwhelm and frustration in the new year. 
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