Are you a leader who wants your program to be great, but no matter what you do, things are difficult?
If you look at the picture above and see yourself there, you need to keep reading. If you’re overwhelmed by everything and you can’t see a way out, keep reading!
I was this kind of director once until I began to discover the strategies that could make a difference. Follow along with me as I share these strategies and guide you along the path to make things better.
You may be the program manager of an early childhood program, a manager of a school district, or any other kind of program where you have to manage staff. If so, this website is for you!
1. This website could be named: The Best Boss Bootcamp Ever! You will learn what good bosses do to help their staff excel and turn everyday into wonderful days! You will learn things to do to help staff be proactive instead of reactive. You will teach staff how to love and value children and create a classroom community where children feel part of a group and figure out how to work together for the good of all. You will learn how to do professional development that leads to excellence & sustainability! You will engage with staff and ask them to help you solve problems.
2. If you’re constantly putting out fires in your workplace & the goals you’ve set for your program to attain always take a back seat to fires created by your staff, I understand that you are feeling unimportant to your staff.
- Hear something that Juanita says you can do. Instead of constantly putting out fires, decide one goal you want to focus on. When a fire comes up, focus on your goal and respond while thinking about your goal. For example, someone tells you they are sick of working with a certain child. Since one of your goals is to help staff see how to meet the needs of young children, ask this staff something like, “It seems like that child did something that upset you.”
- When you do this, most likely the teacher will tell you what happened, and you can help them figure out things to do to address the situation. Because you’ve responded to their concern, this will help them brainstorm other ways to respond to this child.
3. Do you dread supervising your staff because they create so many problems? I remember how this felt, but here is something I learned that helped.
- When you need to supervise staff because they are on their phone instead of being with children, ask staff what they have been learning about children during their day. This will help them focus on the children instead of themselves.
- When you want staff to focus on your goals for the program, ask them what they think teachers need to be working on to make their program great. This pulls staff into the planning process and helps them know you value their ideas.
I help directors and program managers figure out how to manage staff who are driving them crazy. I help them clear away feeling that they need to control staff and teach them better ways to deal with staff and lead all staff on a path to becoming part of a team, that works together for the good of everyone and plans great things for the program to be and become!
If you start doing these things, your program will soon look like the one in the header on this page.
Juanita helps programs focus on what they need to do to make their programs strong. She will focus on the problems staff are causing you and plan ways to value them and create a team with them that wants to solve problems. Click here to find out more about the coaching that Juanita provides.
As you discover the essentials for great programs that you’d like to work on or change, Juanita will be available to help you analyze where you are and help you develop the skills you will need to make the changes you dream about. Follow this link to find out how to create greatness.
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