School Leadership Reimagined - Why Builders Never Ask Anyone to Do Anything

EPISODE 97

Why Builders Never Ask Anyone
to Do Anything

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • Bosses command others to do things. They think it’s so that they cannot be told “no.” But, even if you command others, they can still say “no” by their actions.
  • Leaders try to ask others to do things. They waste time trying to get the “ask” just right but they still face a lot of “no’s.”
  • Builders invite others to join them in building. When you do that, you never worry about being told “no.” Instead, you create something so compelling that people cannot resist your invitation. 

We're continuing our series on Bosses, Leaders, and Builders with this episode all about why Builders never ask anyone to do anything. Discover how asking others to do something sets you up for a lot of stress as you try to convince them to do what you ask. Builders never ask. Instead, Builders invite. Find out the difference between commanding, asking, or inviting on today's episode and learn how you can shift from asking to inviting #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:

  • Why commanding others to do things rarely works.
  • How asking others to do things sets you up to be rejected or rebuffed.
  • Why focusing on getting “the ask” just right is a waste of your time.
  • How Builders shape their invitations.
  • Why Builders never worry about hearing “no.”
  • An example of how you can use the invitation to get people to join the work.
  • Why inviting people to join you in the work guarantees they will support the work long-term.
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