PMP:02 One Day In The Life of a Principal

In the 2nd episode of Principal Matters Podcast, I share an inspiring story from a world-record swimmer and discuss the essential elements leaders need for serving others. Then I run through a typical day in the life of a principal.Principal Matters Artwork This is a great introduction for aspiring school leaders or for seasoned ones who want reminders on why their work matters. Listen in for ideas on the perseverance and relationships necessary to do work that matters.

This week’s show-notes include:

  • Diana Nyad’s incredible story of courage. You can check it out on TedTalks.
  • Ingredients for leadership: courage & teamwork.
  • Strong leaders achieve goals when they understand their goals, count the cost, run the race with endurance, and surround themselvs with great teammates.
  • An hour-by-hour, incident-by-incident summary of what a typical day may look like for a school principal, and the constant change and challenge that competes for the most important goals you need to be accomplishing.
  • The motivations that can keep you going: 1. Creating a place of security, purpose, meaning and mission. 2. Redeeming, repairing, rescuing or rebuilding what is broken or in need of improvement.
  • Tune in next time for practical tips on leading with purpose while avoiding burnout.

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School leaders are very busy, so each of the twenty-four chapters is designed as a quick-read and followed with take-action questions for follow-up or reflection. If you want practical ideas on understanding your purpose, managing school teams, dealing with challenges, and leading with courage, action, motivation, and teamwork, go HERE to pick up a copy for you or your team.

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