School Leadership Reimagined - How to Protect Your Confidence

EPISODE 57

How to Protect Your Confidence

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • The number one thing you must protect as a Builder is your confidence.
  • Unfortunately, leadership actually sets you up for a crisis of confidence because it teaches that you must “fake it before you make it.” Doing so doesn’t build real confidence; it erodes it.
  • ​Real confidence comes when you are passionate about your purpose, have a surefire way to handle objections, can anticipate and deal with your obstacles, and develop a plan based in reality that is flexible enough to handle any challenges along the way.

The number one thing you need to protect as a builder is your confidence. That's because your confidence is constantly under attack by plans that don't work, teachers who resist you at every turn, challenges that feel insurmountable, and work that constantly expands.

What can you do when it feels as if you are carrying the weight of your entire school or district on your back? How can you maintain your sense of purpose when you get pushback on every side? How can you stick to your plan when you face new obstacles every day? How can you trust your plan with a staff that doesn't have the will or skill to see it through?

I'll tackle those challenges on this episode, and show you four things you absolutely need to protect your confidence so that you can make your bold vision for students and your school a reality #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 protecting your confidence is the number one thing you MUST do as a Builder.  
  • ​How “leadership” sets us up for a crisis of confidence.
  • Why you absolutely should not “fake it until you make it.”  
  • The different ways our confidence is assaulted on a daily basis.  
  • The biggest threats to our confidence.  
  • Why our visions often die before they are fully realized.  
  • How having a purpose about which you are passionate gives you the confidence to deal with nay-sayers.  
  • Why it’s important to understand how to handle will and skill objections before you share your ideas with others.  
  • The difference between the way that leaders and builders handle obstacles.  
  • Why most plans are fantasies and how to create a plan that is actually based in reality.  
  • Where you can learn the skills you need to protect your confidence.  
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