Hey everyone, it's Dr. Taryn, your go-to leadership coach, and I'm stoked to chat about the latest episode of Cheers to Your Pivot, where we delved into getting your teams on board with your vision.
As a leader who's been through the trenches, I know firsthand the struggles faced when trying to steer the ship in a new direction. Whether it's revamping grading systems or creating more inclusive spaces, resistance from the team is a common hurdle. But by effectively communicating the vision, showing empathy, and clarifying the support in place, leaders can pave the way for a smoother transition and stronger team alignment.
Timestamped Key Takeaways from the Episode:
[00:00:56] We talked about the importance of clearly communicating your "why." It's not just about explaining what needs to change, but also painting a vivid picture of how those changes will benefit the community and the world. So, it's not just about being top-notch; it's about ensuring that every student and family is well-supported.
[00:12:26] Then, we discussed the need for empathy and understanding. Yup, it's vital to recognize that the journey ahead won't be all rainbows and butterflies. Each team member will have their own thoughts and feelings about the changes, and it's crucial to listen and make sure everyone feels heard and valued.
[00:15:09] Last but not least, we tackled the importance of clearly defining the support that the team can expect. It's all about laying out the resources, training, and ongoing learning opportunities. Plus, having a plan for addressing any concerns that pop up in real-time.
Whether you're leading a school or a team in any other setting, remember that open and respectful communication is key. Your team's belief in the vision is influenced by your words and actions, so it's worth investing the time to ensure everyone is on the same page and fired up about the journey ahead.
I hope this episode resonated with you! If you've got any thoughts or want to keep the conversation rolling, let's connect.
Your experiences and insights are always welcomed.
Thanks for tuning in, until next time, Cheers to your Pivot🥂!!
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