School Leadership Reimagined - How to hold everyone accountable #LikeABuilder

EPISODE 37


​How to Hold Everyone Accountable #LikeABuilder

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • If accountability feels like a bad thing, you’re probably doing it wrong.
  • Accountability is really about getting everyone and everything in your school aligned with the vision, mission, and core values of your school.
  • Shifting from “holding” people accountable to “helping” people be accountable will save you a lot of frustration, disappointment, and fatigue.
  • Accountability really starts with you. You must first be accountable before you can ask others to be accountable.
  • Second, the way to help everyone be accountable is to embed accountability into the very fabric of your culture. 

Do you ever set big goals for the year, have all the best intentions in the world, and then get so distracted by the day-to-day demands that you lose sight of your goals?

Or, do you get frustrated when others do the same thing?

If so, you’re likely dealing with an accountability problem.

Accountability is for many people a bad word. It’s usually drenched in shame and blame. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You don’t have to spend all your time “holding” teachers accountable just to get them to act. In fact, there are 2 very important things that Builders do that help everyone in their school be accountable even when the Builder isn’t looking.

You can keep your commitments, stay focused on your goals and help everyone in you school do the same. All it takes is for you to practice accountability #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • ​Why it is so hard to “fix” and “tweak” your way to your school goals.
  • The 3 steps you need to take to address whatever is broken in your school when it comes to accountability.
  • The number-one rule in accountability -- and why it’s so difficult to follow.
  • Why “what do I do about a teacher who won’t X?” is really the wrong question.
  • The “ninja” move that helps everyone be accountable without even really trying. 
  • Why you shouldn’t beat yourself up for missing deadlines, or not following through and what you can do instead to make sure that you keep your commitments.
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