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You Can’t Plan Your Way Out of Chaos


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Sometimes we think we can plan our way out of chaos, or if we plan enough then we can avoid chaos entirely. But this isn’t always the case. Because you can never plan enough! That’s the perfectionist mindset. What you actually need is the mental toughness and resilience to rise back up again after chaos. 

In today’s episode, I take you through a few common things regarding chaos that I see in schools, and some powerful ways to combat it. If you’d like to know why having a community that understands that chaos and ambiguity are part of leadership, tune in!

In a nutshell, I speak about:

  • The mindset around navigating through a season of chaos.
  • The biggest indicator of getting staff into chaos
  • Normalizing what is developmentally appropriate for your staff.
  • Why you should stop trying to make things easier in every given moment.

… and so much more!


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the Teacher Training Vault HERE 

Access the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

Sign up for the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ HERE


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

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

Access the School Leadership Toolkit 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.

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