School Leadership Reimagined - What got you here won’t get you there...

EPISODE 54

What got you here won’t get you there...  

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The things that made you successful in your old position are not the same things that will make you successful in your new position.
  • The reason that so many of us are exhausted and overwhelmed is that we never learned how to help others be as good as we are. So, it always feels as if we are dragging others towards the goal and that we are doing their work as well as our work in order to make our schools successful.  
  • There is a better way. Leaders typically end up successful based on their own efforts. Builder’s learn to be successful by working with and through others so that everyone reaches the goal together. 

Does it ever feel like you are dragging your school towards your goals? Do you ever get frustrated because others are not as committed as you are to your goals?

Do you sometimes wish that you could just clone yourself in order to get the job done? If so, then you’ve likely fallen into the trap that many instructional coaches, school administrators, and central office leaders fall into -- I call it the “trapeze moment.” We all have faced our own “trapeze moment” at some point in our careers and it’s always because at some point, we must realize that what got us here won’t get us there.

In other words, the things that made us so successful in the past may not be the things that will take us to the next level. So, if you’re currently frustrated because you feel like you are carrying the weight of your entire school on your back and working WAY harder than those you lead, then tune in today to discover how to overcome the trapeze moment #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • The 2020 dates for Builders’ Lab have been released! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.  
  • Why most principals are working harder than they have to, staying later than they should, and making less progress than they want.    
  • Why most instructional coaches stay frustrated and struggle to actually help teachers want to improve (I faced this same struggle myself early in my career).  
  • Why most central office leaders get stuck and struggle to move all of their schools forward.   
  • How our prior success can be a trap.  
  • How to move beyond the status quo and get more than a few incremental gains each year.  
  • The number one source of overwhelm and frustration with most school staff members.  
  • Why many school improvement efforts stall over time.  
  • The reason why most leaders only make tiny and temporary gains (and are utterly exhausted by the time they’re through).  
  • The reason why Builders can see HUGE gains in a short period of time and maintain those gains over time.  
  • The “Trapeze Moment” and why it keeps so many of us stuck and frustrated.  
  • How to detect if you are having a “trapeze moment” and what you can do about it.  
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