School Leadership Reimagined - People don't tear down what they helped build

EPISODE 61

People don't tear down what they
helped build

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • People don’t tear down what they helped build. And yet, so many initiatives don’t invite others to be a part of the Building process. When you don’t invite people to join you in building, you open yourself up to a LOT of resistance.
  • Bosses say “go.” Leaders say “let’s go.” Builders say “come.”
  • When you invite others to join you in building, you don’t cede away all your power. Instead, you help others take ownership of your challenges and your results and enlist everyone to work together towards a common goal. That’s how you overcome resistance #LikeABuilder.

Have you ever launched a new initiative or project only to have your staff complain, undermine, or openly tear things down before you've even had a chance to get things off the ground? If you have, then you know how frustrating it can be. 

Well, on today's episode, I've got a solution for you and it comes in the form of a Mindsteps-ism -- People don't tear down what they helped build. Discover 3 ways you can help people be a part of building instead of working to destroy your next initiative (all without ceding control to those who might have a nefarious agenda). Once you're done, you'll know how to get everyone committed to the work #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.
  • ​The three types of resistance you typically face when launching a new program or initiative.
  • ​Why people resist your leadership.
  • ​The secret Builders know that helps them overcome resistance.
  • ​Why starting with “why” is not enough and what you should do instead.
  • ​Why, instead of avoiding pushback, you should actually solicit it.
  • ​How to handle complaints #LikeABuilder.
  • ​The one step many leaders fail to take that actually sets others up to complain and resist.
  • ​How you can create a culture where everyone owns your challenges and your solution.
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