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Decoding Your Culture Part 2: 5 Indicators there is Drama in your Center


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Gossip is a normal part of the human experience—I mean, who doesn’t perk up their ears when they hear a juicy piece of information?

We all engage in at least some of the time because it plays an important role in our ability to connect with others. 

But… some individuals gossip significantly more than others. (I’m sure we can all name people in our lives who jump on gossip like hungry wolves devouring their next meal.)

And that craving for gossip is one of the telltale signs of drama, including within your center.

Drama is something you should be paying attention to in your school. It takes up the bandwidth of owners and directors and prevents the growth of a healthy culture.

Where there’s drama, there’s a misalignment of values. It’s only through shared values that you can build a school of excellence.

So, aside from gossip, what other signs of drama should you be looking out for?

In this week’s podcast episode, I begin to explore that question in the second part of our Decoding Your Culture series.

Join me as I talk about:

  • Drama and its impact on you as a leader
  • Why gossip is one of the single most destructive forces in human relationships
  • The compounding nature of complaining about the small things 
  • How playing the victim affects the people around you

No school is immune to drama, but learning to identify it is the first step in ensuring that it doesn’t take over the culture of your center.


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If the stories from today’s episode resonate with you, I encourage you to fill out an application to join our Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs. 

As a member, you’ll not only gain access to tools, resources, community, and coaching that can help you improve the culture of your school, but you’ll also have the opportunity to attend this year’s Summit of Excellence (February 28–March 2), which centers on building legacy through values-based leadership. It’s a truly transformational experience you won’t want to miss!

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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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