School Leadership Reimagined - This one question changes everything

EPISODE 87

This One Question Changes Everything

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Your leadership story may feel true, but is it? What if you could rewrite your leadership story without changing anything about your circumstances?
  • The stories we tell ourselves about our schools reflect whether we have a leadership perspective or a buildership perspective.
  • Builders take full responsibility for their outcomes regardless of their circumstances. Making this shift changes everything. 

Over the years, we've grown used to certain circumstances -- whether those circumstances are uncooperative parents, disengaged students, lagging test scores, contentment with the status quo, resistant teachers, or a school stuck at good but unable to cross over to "great." But what if I told you that you don't have to accept your circumstances?

What if I told you that you could rewrite your school story regardless of what you're facing right now? In today's episode, you'll discover the ONE question that can be the catalyst for rewriting your school story. In fact, this ONE question has helped school leaders go from 43% proficiency in reading to 100% proficiency in reading by grade 3, 65% graduation rates to over 95% graduation rates in just 3 years, and from a toxic school culture to a healthy school culture in just one school year. If you're ready to change your school story in spite of your current reality, then you'll want to ask yourself this question and rewrite your school story #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Have you always wanted to attend Builder’s Lab but could never get away? We’ve designed a virtual Builder’s Lab that will be unlike any online or virtual event you’ve ever experienced. It’s called Builder’s Lab 360 Experience and it’s going to have all the things we love most about Builder’s Lab plus a few more upgrades that make it even MORE powerful! Go to www.mindstepsinc.com/builders-lab to get your tickets.
  • How a tiny section of the book Upstream gave me an entirely new perspective on how to approach difficult circumstances.
  • Why the story you are telling about your school says more about you than your circumstances.
  • Why we are never going to “get back to normal” and why that’s a good thing.
  • How I used this one question personally to figure out a way to overcome what seemed to be insurmountable hurdles.
  • Examples of how using this question can help you rewrite your school story right now.
  • The difference between the way that leaders see their circumstances and Builders see theirs.
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