School Leadership Reimagined - The #1 Leadership Mistake

EPISODE 41

The #1 Leadership Mistake

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • If you are going to move your school, you must move teacher skill AND will. In other words, in order to reach your vision for your school, you need to make sure that your teachers are willing and able to do the work involved.
  • The source of much of our frustration when trying to move teacher will and skill is a simple and easily avoidable mistake.
  • Understanding the difference between a will problem and a skill problem is the first step towards resolving seemingly unresolvable problems with teachers.  

Welcome to season 4 of the School Leadership Reimagined Podcast. This season, we’re going back to the basics and exploring some of the fundamental tenets of Buildership.

On today’s episode, you’ll discover the #1 mistake all leaders make. If you’ve ever felt like a teacher just wasn’t getting it no matter how hard you tried to help him or her, you’ve made this mistake. Or, if you’ve ever felt frustrated because not matter how much you tried to motivate a teacher, that teacher still wouldn’t move, then you’ve made this mistake.

In fact, this mistake is really the source of a MOST of frustration that leaders feel, especially when you are trying to move your school forward.

To tune in today to discover what this mistake is, and the simple step you can take to save yourself a LOT of frustration by avoiding it entirely this school year. #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • What my next book is going to be about and how you can be a part of the book writing process.
  • What the Season 4 Theme is all about and why it’s important.
  • The moment I realized that I was making the number 1 leadership mistake for the first time.  
  • Why this mistake is likely the biggest source of your frustration with teachers and why that’s not your fault.
  • How to know if you are making the number one leadership mistake.
  • How to tell the difference between a will problem and a skill problem.
  • What you can do to avoid the number one leadership mistake this school year.
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