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Kind vs. Nice in your School Culture


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Want to be a great school leader? 

Stop being nice. 

Being nice works well with strangers…

… but leaders who care about the long-term growth of their teams are not nice.

They are kind. 

Niceness is the short game. 

And when you’re a leader, you’re always playing the long-term vision game. 

Today’s podcast episode is a clip from one of my monthly conversations with Lori Buxton, who’s the Managing Director at the Association for Early Learning Leaders.

Besides being a great conversation with a lot of actionable strategies, it is one that will incite great conversations among your leadership team members.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The difference between being nice vs. being kind.
  • Why there’s much more niceness and people-pleasing among leaders than you think.
  • Why you should choose temporary discomfort over long-term resentment.
  • How to hold your staff accountable and still be kind.
  • Actionable steps for leaders who are looking to start shifting from being a nice leader to a kind leader.

… and so much more!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Register for the Summit of Excellence HERE

(A two day in-person experience on March 1-2, 2022 in Boca, Florida. Learn how to master interpersonal dynamics, foster kindness, and establish your school as a beacon of light in your community.)

Have questions about the Summit and whether it’s the right fit for you and your team? Reply to this email or send me a private message on Facebook and we can chat about the specifics.

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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!