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Break the Cycle of Dependency with Effective Delegation


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As a leader at your center, you likely live, sleep and breathe your school.

You want to remain comfortable making the same decisions you have always made.

You believe you can do a better job yourself because you don’t want to risk losing control of the situation or outcome. 

While you may think you are staying on top of the game…

… you actually are fueling the cycle of dependency among your staff!

In this podcast episode, I share with you how you can use effective delegation to break the dependency cycle. 

In order to avoid burnout and declining productivity, it’s important to delegate certain tasks to trusted employees.

Doing so can allow you to focus more on your top priorities and less on those tiny day-to-day tasks that you don’t truly need to be doing yourself.

In a nutshell, I speak about: 

  • The concept of dependency
  • The top three reasons why you are stuck in the cycle of dependency
  • Some of the thoughts that swirl through your head when you think of delegating
  • How to train your team to take responsibility for their own projects instead of coming to you hand-holding every step of the way.
  • How to know whether your school encourages responsibility and independent thinking,  or is unintentionally fostering dependency
  • Understanding the priority matrix
  • Tips on how to start implementing the changes that will help you break the cycle of dependency


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Sign up for the Delegate to Elevate Workshop on December 7th: HERE 


Here are some ways that Schools of Excellence can support you in your leadership journey and with training your staff during this season. 

Apply for the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ HERE

(Join a community of school leaders who are building schools of excellence.) 

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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