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You Are Not The Only One: Leading Yourself


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Does it feel like you’re constantly presented with problems to be solved?

Well, you’re not the only one!

When I was Executive Director of my school in New York City, I often felt I needed to get involved with everything going on at my school. And, on top of other people’s problems, I had the extra pressure of overseeing my own workload.

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of your school environment. After all, you want to be visible at work, plus you’re trying to be at school for at least as many hours (if not more) as your staff.

But guess what? You don’t have to be the hero all the time.

Staying busy and having the answers isn’t going to ultimately transform the culture of your school.

In fact, it’s only going to distract you from the big picture that you need to focus on as a leader: developing a culture of accountability and making empowered decisions that carry your center to excellence.

It’s time to stop personally handling everything at your school so you can focus on your unique leadership role. This starts with changing how you respond to your staff when they need help.

This week I’m opening up a conversation with school leaders just like you about how you can respond differently to staff and all the demands on your time. In my new 3-episode podcast series, You Are Not the Only One, we’ll explore how you can free yourself up to focus on your leadership priorities.

I’ll also share the importance of connecting with a genuine community of like-minded school leaders who can help you create your own school of excellence.

Join us for a conversation about:

  • Stepping out of the day-to-day and into your role as visionary
  • Addressing the perceived workload imbalance between leaders + staff
  • Supporting your staff to become the problem solvers
  • Overcoming loneliness (Hint: It’s not creating another SOP!)

This episode—and series—offers proven leadership coaching and skill-building support for leaders. Listen in to learn strategies that will help you lead from your values and ultimately transform your school’s culture.


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

The Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ is the #1 community & training program specifically designed for early childhood school leaders and owners who are committed to building schools of excellence. You get 24/7 access to exclusive templates & training to help you motivate your staff and build a collaborative culture that positively impacts the lives of children. Plus the support & accountability you need to create massive momentum.

Learn more and apply for the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ:    

It’s lonely at the top. PERIOD. But thankfully, you no longer have to go it alone. We’ve compiled a series of resources to shorten the learning curve and support you on your leadership journey. Learn more about our School Leadership Tool Kit 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!