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The Pyramid of Excellence: Integrated Stage


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Many of the school leaders I meet are in the midst of growing their centers, and they all share one common challenge.


Balancing expansion with the quality of education.


Can you relate?


Striking this balance is no small feat, and it requires complete trust in your team. More than that—it’s crucial work for the long-term development of your center. 


The good news is you have the Pyramid of Excellence as a guide to help you think about how to expand your center while ensuring the quality of your programming.


It’s the primary focus of the next stage of the Pyramid of Excellence: Integrated.


To navigate this stage, you must get strategic, clarify roles and responsibilities, and hold yourself accountable.


Feeling comfortable within this stage is so important, because this is where most center leaders spend the vast majority of their career. 


We’ll explore the Integrated Stage in this week’s podcast episode—the fourth in our five-part series about the Pyramid of Excellence. If you missed any of the previous episodes on Survival or Disordered, make sure you give them a listen first!


Then, join me for a conversation about:


  • Practical tips and insights for navigating the complex Integrated stage
  • Aligning your center’s team with the values of the company
  • How to navigate this stage in a healthy, balanced way
  • Developing a strategic plan for the next stage in the Pyramid


In this stage, you’re asked to put a lot of trust in your team, while also practicing patience. It’s not easy, but the opportunities that come as a reward are so worth it.



Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

At the Integrated Stage, it’s so important to find a support system. Within the Schools of Excellence Owner’s Only HQ and Director’s Inner Circle membership programs, you’ll have access to a community of other owners and directors who are actively working through the Pyramid of Excellence, along with tools, resources, and coaching that will help you move forward with confidence.

Another important aspect of the Integrated Stage is delegation. You have a team and now it’s time to trust them! With our on-demand Delegate to Elevate Workshop, you can learn how to hand off responsibilities, free up more of your time, and enhance your quality of life.

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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!