podcast - School Leadership Reimagined

Episode 156 – 6 Early Warning Signs You May Be Giving Up on Your Vision

EPISODE 1566 Early Warning Signs You May Be Giving Up on Your VisionBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Being a Builder is often lonely at first. You must be ready to step away from everyone else, move forward, and start building first. The more you keep building, the more others will join you. But if […]

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Episode 155 – 5 Questions You Should Be Asking Before You Close the School Year

EPISODE 1555 Questions You Should Be Asking Before You Close the School YearBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Leaders focus on getting through the end of the year. Builders use the end of the year as an opportunity for serious reflection that helps them learn from the school year and use those insights to build […]

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Episode 154 – Something better than a Climate Survey

EPISODE 154Something better than a Climate SurveyBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Most climate surveys really don’t give you true insight into the climate and culture of your school. Both the way the questions are structured and the results are reported can actually blur what’s really going on in your school.Builders go beyond climate surveys […]

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Episode 153 – Turning mundane moments into WOW moments (end of the year edition)

EPISODE 153Turning mundane moments into WOW moments (end of the year edition)Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:As a principal, you have the opportunity to take the ordinary, mundane end-of-the year activities and turn them into WOW moments that not only reignite the passion and commitment of your staff, but get them excited about returning […]

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Episode 152 – Why you should be conducting Exit Interviews

EPISODE 152Why you should be conducting Exit InterviewsBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:An Exit Interview is a powerful way to provide closure for you and for any teacher who is leaving.Exit Interviews can give you really meaningful feedback that you can’t get any other way. If you aren’t doing exit interviews, you are not only […]

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Episode 151 – Is that a strategy or a coping mechanism?

EPISODE 151Is that a strategy or a coping mechanism?Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Most of the strategies we learned in our leadership training teach us how to cope with problems rather than eliminate them.  If your strategy simply deals with a challenge but doesn’t overcome it, it isn’t a strategy at all. It’s a […]

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Episode 150 – Using the School Hierarchy of Needs to Solve Real-World Problems

EPISODE 150Using the School Hierarchy of Needs to Solve Real-World ProblemsBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:There isn’t a challenge you face that cannot be solved by Purpose, People, Pathway, and Plan. Once you understand the School Hierarchy of Needs, you can quickly get to the root cause of ANY challenge you face and solve that […]

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Episode 149 – What does Success REALLY look like?

EPISODE 149What does Success REALLY look like?Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:The biggest barrier to 100% success for most school leaders is that they don’t really believe that it’s really possible.Our leadership training causes us to settle for tiny incremental gains and call those “success.” Builders don’t stop until EVERY child is successful. What would […]

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Episode 148 – Are you doing the right work right now?

EPISODE 148Are you doing the right work right now?Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:The path to success is never linear. So, your plans must account for the natural twists and turns of the change process if your plans have any hope of succeeding.Leaders struggle to stick to their plans because their plans are really […]

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Episode 147 – How to make the right decision every single time

EPISODE 147How to make the right decision every single timeBiggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:Knowing what is the right work for right now gives Builders a superpower that helps them stay focused in the midst of a thousand demands on their time. Having clarity around your pathway helps you quickly make good decisions and feel […]

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