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The Pyramid of Excellence: Disordered Stage


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Does any of this sound familiar?


  • You know you need a strong team, but you don’t feel like you have the infrastructure to support it
  • Constant questions are coming your way, pulling you in every direction
  • Work-life balance has become a thing of the past, and your personal life is feeling the strain


If any of the above are true for you, your center might be in the Disordered Stage of the Pyramid of Excellence.


This is where you need to build communication and trust… but are also dealing with a lot of overwhelm. Everyone is busy, and slowing down feels impossible.


Fortunately, there’s some good news buried within that stress. For one, if you’ve recently entered the Disordered Stage, it means you’re growing. That’s something to celebrate!


More importantly, there are clear steps for moving forward.


In this week’s podcast episode, we’re continuing our deep dive into the Pyramid of Excellence by exploring the second phase of your center’s journey through the pyramid: the Disordered Stage. 


Join me for a conversation about:


  • How to build trust, communication, and transparency within your team
  • The impact of the Disordered Stage on self-care, personal relationships, and work-life balance
  • What to do to stabilize operations in a sustainable way that allows you to avoid burnout and maintain school culture
  • Steps to move to the next stage in the Pyramid


This is a critical time for your center and your life. The foundation you create now will serve you for years to come.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Feeling like you’ve lost any sense of harmony between your center and your home is a challenging place to be. Finding this balance is a frequent topic in the Schools of Excellence Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs. As a member, you’ll gain ongoing access to tools, resources, coaching, and a community that will help you find the equilibrium you’re looking for so you can continue building a school of excellence.


You can also learn how to create more space for your personal life through our on-demand Delegate to Elevate Workshop. In this 90-minute online workshop, I’ll show you how to delegate effectively so you can better respond to your team’s needs, manage your schedule, and decrease your workload.

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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.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!