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The 5 Signs of a Thriving Leader and School


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After nearly two decades in this field and speaking with hundreds of school owners and directors. There are very specific patterns of behavior I have noticed in successful school leaders.

In this re-aired episode, I share the top 5 signs of a thriving school leader and how you can incorporate them as you continue to build your school of excellence and leave your legacy.

This is one of the most downloaded episodes in my special summer series that originally aired last year. I wanted to bring this back for those who are newer listeners.  This series was all about the different ways that you can prepare yourselves for the upcoming school year.

 In a nutshell, I speak about:

  • Communication and how a thriving leader is one that builds time into their calendar to speak to their teams.
  • The importance of celebrating wins and success even though it is very easy to get pulled into hardships and what is and isn’t working.
  • The biggest mindset shift that school leaders need to make by investing in their people.
  • How strategy can be likened to planning a trip and how it plays a key role in successful school leadership.
  • How radical self-awareness will change your entire life.

… and so much more!

To listen to the other episodes in the 2021 Summer Series listen to episodes #39 – #44.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the Reflective Questions Workbook for only $9 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!