May 10, 2023
This may be an unpopular opinion, but the pandemic year was awesome for our school. We had families who were grateful for school and for our teachers. We had a small and safe (as safe as we could be) environment and we had students who were excited to be here.
The following year was a different experience. Collectively we were dealing with trauma, relearning how to be in society, shifting expectations, and dealing with new fears. It was a tough year for us, but a year where one important lesson was cemented. A lesson that holds true in any business or school. A lesson in my last Entrepreneurs Organization workshop resonated so much with my small workgroup that I was asked to speak about it to the entire audience. Everyone in the room had their own story of a But For One scenario.
Year Four: But For One
But For One is what happens when you have a toxic employee, co-worker, or family in your community who you retain because of One key role that they play in the organization. As an organization, or school, grows, you know who these people are. The ones who are…