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Be courageous to support students and families.
When Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents work together, every child has the best chance to be prepared for their future. In this episode, we hear a story that testifies the powerful role school personnel play in students’ success. Enga McClendon, a former teacher at N.B. Cook Elementary School, shares how two students overcame personal challenges and went on to graduate. Studer Education Leader Coach, Dr. KK Owen, Principal of N.B. Cook at the time, also joins us to share the impact this family had on her and how their experience taught KK to become a better leader.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- Why is it necessary to be courageous and bold during difficult situations?
- How can we be more empathetic toward employees and those we serve?
- What does it look like to focus on what’s best for families?
Featured Episode Resources
What is service excellence? Why is it so important to our employees and organizations? Superintendent Dan Woestman explains why his organization treats service excellence as their most important core value and how it's infused into their culture.
Leaders always lead. Leaders have the unique opportunity to improve team performance every day by always modeling the right way. Employees search for a leader to learn from within their organization and closely watch their behaviors at all times. It’s important to understand that setting the right example is a leader always action.
Commitment comes from purpose. The more we help every person on the team connect to the purpose of the organization, the more we see individual actions that support collective success. The ones who are clear on the organization's purpose and then connect their personal purpose to that mission create large and meaningful impact across the enterprise.
As humans, our search for purpose is never-ending. Since most people spend the majority of their day at work, connecting employees with how their position makes a difference can increase ownership and pride, therefore accelerating performance. People want to feel good about the work they do.
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