Be Cool, Fall Short SEEing to Lead

When did it become cooler to sit back, play it safe, and criticize those who are trying to better themselves instead of putting ourselves out there to push our limits and improve ourselves?Doing that not only stunts our own personal growth, but makes it difficult for others around us to get involved and succeed. Getting better requires mistakes and failure. That is the main ingredient to ultimate success!Instead of being the crab in the bucket that pulls the other crabs who are close to reaching the top back in, we should be sure to think they may have the answer to reaching new heights. Take the challenge and realize we should be spending more time building ourselves up rather than pointing out other peoples failures on the way to higher levels of success.Don’t Forget to Review the Show!I appreciate you checking out the episodes. I would mean a lot to me if you took a minute right now to subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, or wherever you listen! It helps the show out a lot!Who am I?I’ve been an educator in Massachusetts for 23 years.  I’m finishing my 16th year as a building leader.  I’m a teacher centered Principal and passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process. I’m active on social media, vlog about continuous improvement on a weekly basis, and wrote a book also called SEEing to Lead as a way to help everyone improve education as a whole by promoting my “just cause”: improving the educational experience for as many people as possible by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character. SEEing to Lead Extras!Like the content, want to be a guest, or know someone who would? Reach out to me on Twitter at @DrCSJonesHave you taken the time to order and read my latest book! Seeing to Lead is filled with practical resources and personal stories to help you support, engage, and empower those you lead no matter your position!Jimmy Casas said, "If you are a leader who is looking to support, engage and empower your staff, then SEEing to Lead, by Dr. Chris Jones, is a book you will want to pick up and read. Dr. Jones reminds us that building capacity and helping others achieve personal success is the key to elevating your organization and leaving a lasting impact."Get your copy here! Don't forget to leave a rating and review for others. I would appreciate it!Subscribe to My Newsletter! We are all busy, often unsupported, and struggle to stay engaged! Here is a weekly resource that has something to support, engage, and empower you. Not to mention it saves you time by getting to the point! Increase your focus and become a better leader; no matter your position. Check it out here!Get in touch to schedule me for a workshop or presentation!This show is part of the Be Podcast Network. Our podcasts go beyond education as we know it — in any learning environment, formal or informal — and help you be the change you want to see. Learn more about the network and all our shows at https://bepodcast.network We’re thrilled to be sponsored by MyFlexLearning, the scheduling platform that helps middle and high schools meet the individual needs of all students. Create and manage time for flex blocks, WIN time, activity periods, RTI, counselor and teacher appointments and much more. And with a built-in accountability tool and reporting features, solve your challenges around getting kids where they need to be and understanding how flex time is spent. Make your flex time work for you. Visit myflexlearning.com/BE to learn more and receive $500 off the first year. 
  1. Be Cool, Fall Short
  2. The Career Toolkit & Brain Bump with Mark Herschberg
  3. Check the Replay
  4. Holistic Education with Dr. Lauran Kerr-Heraly
  5. Take Out the Trash
  6. Holistic Education with Zen Benefiel
  7. How Are You
  8. Everyone is Unique with David Shultz
  9. Simple Acts of Service
  10. The Life Skills handbook with Shari Pierce

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Marie Curie