In this episode, you'll hear how Simon Sinek's brainchild Start with Why empowers teachers and educational leaders to see, hear, and seek to understand their students in order to create cultures of belonging and safety in schools. I speak with Stephen Shedletzky about kindness, the golden circle (finding your "why"), and the circle of safety.
About Stephen: In his engaging and dynamic style, Stephen speaks, leads workshops and coaches leaders and organizations to discover, articulate and live their Why.
Stephen has worked with clients all over the world in education, aerospace, banking, healthcare, consumer products, hospitality, government and real estate.
Topics we explore: 1. Kindness- What does kindness mean in the context of educational leadership? (Leaders Eat Last) 2. How can a teacher or educational leader use the golden circle (Why, How, What) to focus on what matters in schools (the KIDS!)? 3. Why it's important to focus on the nurturing the whole person within our schools and organizations. 4. How can teacher employ the circle of safety to create safe environments of belonging, innovation, and creativity within the school setting and to counteract the corrosive and dangerous effects of stress and cortisol? (Barry-Wehmiller example is a great illustration of choosing people over numbers)
Thanks for listening!