School Leadership Reimagined - How to Get Teachers Genuinely Excited About Your New Initiative

EPISODE 47

How to Get Teachers Genuinely Excited About Your New Initiative  

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Of the six steps in the Transformation Cycle (Excite, Explore, Engage, Expect, Evaluate, Extend) the Excite stage is the most critical and the most neglected step. 
  • Assuming you’ve chosen a meaningful initiative, your next step is to introduce it in a way that gets people invested right away. If you don’t get people to buy into your initiative from the very beginning, your initiative will stall before it has a chance to gain momentum. 
  • There are 3 things you can do to get people to buy into your new initiative. Do these three things and you will get people genuinely excited and engaged from the very start and set them up to stay engaged and invested throughout the process.  

Have you ever introduced a new initiative to your staff only to have it fall flat? Or worse, have you ever tried to get your teachers excited about a new program and met push-back and resistance before you could even get the project started?

Getting people truly excited and invested in a new initiative is not as simply as making a rousing speech and hosting splashy big launch with banners, balloons, and a band. There are actually 3 specific things you must do if you want to get teachers genuinely excited and invested in any new initiative.

On today's episode, learn what those three things are, and how you can use them to get real buy in from your teachers and  get everyone excited to get started!

Check out these highlights:

  • Builder’s Lab prices are going up next year. This is the last time you’ll be able to snag Builder’s Lab tickets for $897.  
  • Why so many new initiatives fail.  
  • The main thing we neglect when launching a new initiatives and how missing this one thing can stall an initiative before it even starts. 
  • Why “start with the why” doesn’t mean what you think it means.  
  • How outlining the stakes involved will actually increase people’s buy-in. 
  • Why “once-and-done” launches don’t work and how being a “broken record” can actually generate even more excitement and helping you refine your vision. 
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