Yes, but...

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • Holding people accountable is not the same as helping them be accountable. Holding people accountable relies on your chasing, checking, and correcting others. Helping people be accountable means empowering people to take responsibility on their own, even when you’re not checking. 
  • True staff alignment doesn’t mean conformity. True staff alignment means that everyone embraces the vision, mission, and core values and works tirelessly on behalf of students.
  • Unfortunately, most of our leadership training taught us how to create compliance, not true staff alignment.
  • When your staff is truly aligned, you can trust them to do the right work, the right way, for the right reasons without feeling like you have to micromanage or control them.
  • True staff alignment gives teachers even more freedom to teach in a way that works best for them and their students because as long as they are aligned with the vision, mission, and core values, you can trust them to make the right choices in and out of the classroom. 
Who would have thought that the idea of “staff alignment” would be so triggering to some educators? And yet, when some educators hear the term, they immediately think that alignment equals conformity and control. Some are even adamant that true alignment isn’t necessary or even possible.

So, in today’s episode, we’re going to tackle some of the biggest “yes,buts…” people raise about staff alignment with 2 goals in mind. One, you may be feeling some of these “yes, buts…” as well and if you are, then we’ll assuage your doubts so that you can start building true staff alignment in your own school. Or two, you may be facing some of these “yes, buts…” with your supervisors or members of your admin team.

If so, you’ll have the right language to be able to skillfully and confidently address their objections and secure their support #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • The difference between conformity, control and true staff alignment.
  • Why true staff alignment gives teachers even MORE freedom to teach in a way that works best for them and for their students. 
  • How the way we were trained as leaders actually gets in the way of true staff alignment.
  • Why chasing, checking, and correcting teachers will not create true staff alignment.
  • How true staff alignment is really possible in your school
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