Never Waste A Crisis

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Crises are hard. But, they also present a unique opportunity to build something better -- if you can recognize the opportunities.
  • Bosses react to crisis. Leaders try to respond to crises. Builders transcend crises and Build.
  • People are not just looking to you to get them through this crisis, they are looking to you to help them imagine a future beyond the crisis.
  • We now have the opportunity to rebuild education. In fact, the “new normal” will be built by Builders IF we don’t waste the opportunities before us.

This week's mindstepsism isn't actually a mindstepsism at all. In fact, although I've heard this advice a lot over the last few weeks, I dismissed it as glib and opportunistic. I felt it ignored the real challenges many of us are facing right now.

But lately, I've been seeing just how applicable it actually is. In fact, there are 6 opportunities we have right now to not just help our schools survive, but actually thrive right now and in the days ahead. So on today's episode, I'm going to talk about those opportunities and share ways that you can make the best of this crisis #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Join me for the next Implementation Sprint. We get started May 4, 2020. Click here to join.
  • Builder’s Lab East and West are still happening this summer -- even if that means we’ll do them virtually. 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 trainings or office hours we’re hosting.

  • Although “never waste a crisis’ can sound opportunistic and glib, there is some truth to the saying.

  • Builders can see the opportunities in the crisis.

  • What to do if your vision, mission, and core values are failing you right now.

  • Why now is the time to INCREASE collaboration.

  • Why you shouldn’t settle on a “new normal” just yet, and what you should be doing instead.

  • The huge gaps this crisis has revealed and how you can start filling them.

  • Why the suspension of most standardized tests gives us an unprecedented opportunity to reshape how we teach.

  • Why we should be focusing on soft skills and SEL right now and what that will mean for students in the future.

  • What we can do now to make sense of our challenges without crippling our people and ourselves.

  • Why the “new normal” will be built by Builders.

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