Get outside of education. Read widely. ~ Robyn Jackson
About Robyn Jackson
Robyn Jackson is passionate about building better schools. As the CEO of Mindsteps Inc.®, she has helped thousands of K–12 administrators and teachers develop the clarity and confidence to turn their classrooms and schools into success stories.
Jackson combines her experience as an English teacher and middle school administrator and her work in thousands of schools and districts to help teachers and administrators develop rigorous instructional programs that provide students with the support and motivation they need to reach or exceed the standards and helps refocus vision, mission, and core values to build better schools.
She is the author of 10 books, host of the School Leadership Reimagined podcast, and an internationally recognized keynote speaker and consultant.
What You’ll Find In This Episode with Robyn Jackson
Robyn started with the concept that schools can’t do very much of anything well unless the vision is clear. She talked about a hierarchy of needs in schools, and the foundation of trust is built on the vision, mission, and core values.
Don’t miss what Robyn says about how alignment allows for clear decision-making.
Robyn talked about the fact that the vision makes the environment predictable.
The niceties of leadership are discussed and you don’t want to miss Joe’s question on cookies and listening tours.
Robyn upends conventional ideas on developing a shared vision and getting buy-in. Don’t miss her joke about camels and how they are really a…
Listen to Robyn talk about why leaders end up maintaining versus building.
Hear what Robyn says about the myth of buy-in and shared-vision creation. Definitely reminded us of what Doug Reeves shared with us!
Robyn listens to the podcast: Hidden Brain. Check it out!
All leaders should learn to challenge their assumptions. Don’t miss Robyn’s process for training people to get this right as problem-solvers.
Check out Buildership University and Robyn’s book Stop Leading, Start Building.
Robyn wants to learn more about getting people to see their possibilities. We talk about self-efficacy and collective-efficacy in schools.
Robyn shared that she used to think that others’ opinions of her were more important than they actually are. What’s more important is that the person she projects is consistent with the person she wants to be.
Check out her podcast at School Leadership Reimagined.
More Free School Leadership Resources for Principals
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