One Thing Series: Leading Change Throughout the Pandemic with Douglas Reeves — #onethingseries

One Thing Series: Leading Change Throughout the Pandemic with Douglas Reeves — #onethingseries

iTunes Podcast SoundCloud Podcast TheSchoolHouse302 · One Thing Series: Leading Change Throughout the Pandemic with Douglas Reeves -- #onethingseries Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions, a non-profit with the mission to improve educational...
A School Leader’s Approach to Building Trust with Robyn Jackson

A School Leader’s Approach to Building Trust with Robyn Jackson

iTunes SoundCloud 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...
Review and Reflect: Better Decision-Making Through C.A.R.E. — #reviewandreflect

Review and Reflect: Better Decision-Making Through C.A.R.E. — #reviewandreflect

This is TheSchoolHouse302’s monthly #reviewandreflect, wrapping up our focus on Decision-Making. Our Review and Reflect series embraces the powerful sentiment from Soren Kierkegaard: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Throughout...
Lesson Ten: Candor Cancelation #9, The Avoider

Lesson Ten: Candor Cancelation #9, The Avoider

Below Please Find Your Welcome Video for Lesson Ten

This is Lesson Ten of your Candid and Compassionate Feedback Virtual Masterclass. In this lesson, we introduce several key concepts that will improve your feedback immediately. The final of the 9 Candor Cancelations is the ultimate problem with feedback, The Avoider. You’ll learn what that means and why leaders fall into this trap. We begin by reviewing one last assumption that leaders need to quit making, we finalize your understanding and practice with professional dialogue, and you learn about the antidote to being The Avoider. You’ll have readings to do and your Leadership Development Activities to complete before the final lesson where we wrap everything up. Enjoy! Below please find your welcome video for lesson ten.

Watch our video to lesson ten: Candor Cancellation #9, The Avoider

Below Please Find Your Lesson Ten Video

Reading and Resources

Skim the References section of your Candid and Compassionate Feedback book–pick three resources to read to deepen your knowledge about feedback

Listen to our podcast with Douglas Reeves about school improvement and the need for change

The Avoider

Candor Cancellation #9–The Avoider: Ahhh, the avoider. Someone who ducks situations. Don’t be a leader who avoids problems. Leadership requires a voice, and when we keep quiet or silence others on an issue, we concede to a continuation of the problem.

Scenario: Exasperated, Mr. James sat in the assistant principal’s office, blaming his team for derailing the momentum they needed with technology integration. In particular, he focused on two veteran teachers on the team and how they were “stuck in their ways.” Unfortunately, some of their concerns were valid.

Impact: The problem is that when leaders avoid concerns, they are communicating that they don’t really care about it. That’s the opposite of leading with candid and compassionate feedback.

Avoidance is the ultimate candor cancellation because it demonstrates a lack of concern and a lack of expectations for ourselves as a servant to the vision that we set.

Leadership Development Activities

Before the next session, complete the following: 

  • Can you think of a time that you avoided an individual’s concerns about an initiative or something else?
  • Identify someone who you should listen to more despite it being difficult. Set up a meeting with them and plan to ask questions.
6 Ways that We Should Think About Student Engagement in the 2021-2022 School Year Because of What We Learned During the Pandemic

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Leading within a Disruptive Environment The last 18 months have brought nothing but disruption to schools and the students they serve. And although there have been many hardships and catastrophes yet to come, we believe that the crisis strengthened education as a...
Claim Your FREE Copy to Our Praise Practice- Practical Praise Giving Tips for Principals

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