School Leadership Reimagined - Be Stubborn on Your Vision, Flexible on the details

EPISODE 65

Be Stubborn on Your Vision,
Flexible on the Details

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • You need not give up on your vision for students in times of crisis. In fact, it’s in times of crisis that you need to double-down on your vision in order to give everyone direction on how to navigate uncertain times.
  • Builders know how to be flexible without eroding their focus. There are three things they do that allow them to pivot quickly, without sacrificing their vision for students. 

I know that I spend a lot of time talking about your vision, but there's a reason for that. Your vision is your north star. If you ever want to build a school where EVERY student is successful, then every decision you make must get sifted through your vision. While you may agree that's true most of the time, what about in times of crisis?

During these uncertain days, is vision really what we need to be talking about right now?
The answer is absolutely.

But, how you work towards achieving your vision will look different. On today's episode, I'll share three ways you will need to adjust how you pursue your school's vision in the short term and share some real-life examples of how Builders are staying stubborn on their visions, but being flexible on the details. Hopefully, you'll be inspired to double-down on your vision and help your school thrive in the midst of crisis #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Builder’s Lab East and West are still happening this summer. Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.  
  • We’ve built a new, free pop-up group to support you during this time with training, resources, and office hours where you can get my personal help on your specific challenges. You can join and get access to all the free resources, training archives and any upcoming training or office hours we’re hosting.
  • ​Why your vision is vulnerable during times of crisis.
  • How responding quickly to crisis can often mean sacrificing your vision.

  • How your vision can actually guide you on the best way to respond to a crisis.

  • What does it mean to be “flexible on the details” and how can you do that without adulterating your original vision.

  • Three ways Builders use to hold onto their vision and still pivot quickly.

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