How to Hold a Boundary #LikeABuilder

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.
  • When people violate a boundary, there are two ways you can address it. If you try to enforce boundaries as many leaders do, you typically end up not only forcing a teacher into compliance, but you suffer unintended consequences as well.
  • When you hold a boundary like a Builder, you not only strengthen the commitment of your staff, you actually help your team make better choices the next time around.

One of the most frustrating things school administrators face is when teachers violate a boundary. Typically we’ve been taught that when a teacher violates a boundary, we must double down on the consequences in order to get the teacher back in line and make sure that everyone respects the rules of our school. However, that process often leads to more stress, more pressure, and more work for you.

Builders do it differently. In this episode, find out how Builders hold teachers to boundaries without conflict, tension, or creating extra work for themselves. Discover how to establish clear boundaries and help every teacher you serve choose to abide by those boundaries even when you aren’t looking. Tune in to learn how to hold a boundary #LikeABuilder

Check out these highlights:
  • ​Find out what is a boundary and why they are so important in schools.
  • How leaders typically enforce boundaries and why it often leads to more stress, more pressure, and more time spent chasing, checking, and correcting people instead of working towards your vision.
  • How Builders use clarity, choice, and consequences to establish and uphold meaningful boundaries without wasting time chasing, checking, and correcting people in the process.
  • Why the way that leaders hold boundaries leads to compliance. 
  • The unintended consequences to you when you try to hold people accountable for bad boundaries. 
  • What holding a boundary looks like for Builders and why doing it this way leads to more commitment from your staff.
  • Why holding boundaries #LikeABuilder actually moves you closer to realizing your vision for your school.
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