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Grace, Responsibility and Leadership


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Grace is a word that’s rarely spoken about in the realm of leadership. Because as leaders of schools of excellence, we often want it all. We want things done quickly. And we want to get it right every single time. But what isn’t typically spoken about is the level of grace and responsibility required in our lives in order to balance leadership with understanding and action with outcomes. Which is truly necessary for transforming into the leader we need to become.  

But how do we lead through this tension of grace and responsibility?

In today’s episode, I speak about how to balance leadership, responsibility and grace. I also share some of the feedback I got from our Facebook group Schools of Excellence Lounge, of when people most want grace from their teams. By the end of this episode, you’ll realize that there’s no better way to define a school of excellence than one where your staff learn to give grace to each other. 

In a nutshell, I talk about:

  • Leading from a place of generosity versus obligation.
  • Respecting that people look at things from different perspectives.
  • Giving your team grace but still holding them accountable.
  • Being compassionate to yourself (and your team) when you make mistakes.
  • Leading with empathy without being taken advantage of.

…. and so much more!


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Ever wish you knew EXACTLY what to say to a Teacher, Parent, or Admin Team in a Hard Moment? Access the scripts workbook HERE


Here are some other ways The Schools of Excellence can help you and your staff.

Learn more about the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ HERE

Access the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

Access the Effective Meeting Blueprint HERE

Access the Intentional Play Builder HERE

Access ​the School Leadership Toolkit HERE

Access ​the Early Childhood Teacher Bundle HERE

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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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