School Leadership Reimagined - How to Keep Objections From Derailing Your Next Initiative

EPISODE 48

How to Keep Objections From Derailing Your Next Initiative 

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • If you let them, naysayers and objections can derail your new initiative before it has even had a chance. But, if you nip objections in the bud early, you can keep up your momentum and actually get even MORE buy in (even from some of your most resistant teachers!) 
  • Don’t be afraid of objections. When you deal with them the right way, they can actually make your initiative even stronger, and help teachers trust you even more -- even if you don’t have all the answers.  
  • You don’t have to solve every objection you hear. In fact, getting teachers engaged in solving their biggest objections actually gets them more engaged in the process and more invested in the outcome. 

You've gotten everyone excited about your new initiative. Everyone's bought in. And... here come the naysayers with objection after objection taking all the wind out of your sails.

Normally, we try to avoid or shut down the naysayers. But, avoiding or defending yourself against objections will actually make things worse and bring your new initiative to a halt. So how do you deal with objections and keep them from killing your new initiative before it even has a chance to start?

On today's episode, find out the three critical steps you need to take to protect your new initiative from the naysayers and actually flip every objection on its head.

By the time you’re finished listening, you’ll know exactly how to handle objections #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • The 2020 dates for Builders’ Lab will be released the first week in October. Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.  
  • How naysayers can kill your initiative before it even gets started.  
  • Why you shouldn’t run from objections and intentionally surface them instead. 
  • How you can manage teacher objections without having to defend yourself or solve every problem they raise.  
  • How the Builder’s Paradox works: The more you seek teacher objections, the more buy-in you’ll get.  
  • The powerful move you can make to actually get teachers to start solving their own objections.  
  • The step most leaders skip early in a new initiative roll out, and how it sets them up for failure early on.   
  • Why painting a picture of success is not enough, and the tiny nuance you’re probably missing that can make a HUGE difference in helping everyone stay accountable to the plan.    
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