Our early childhood centre can run for a day without us. True, there might be things that don’t get done and it isn’t the best option, but the centre can run without a manager. But, it can’t run without teachers.
The big corporate announces a new centre a few blocks away - your bank wants a budget for next year - your best teacher quits unexpectedly - and you still haven't got to your morning coffee.
As the busy leader of an early childhood centre you can pretty much count on two things. You'll never have enough time in your day, and you're going to face decisions in areas you're not a specialist in.
For you the tough issues might be marketing, or finance, or technology, or human resources - or all of them! You just can't be an expert in everything.
How do you come up with a workable plan for improving your performance as a leader? How do you find time to even think about the areas you're not strong in? How do you extend your skills while keeping your centre running and your sanity intact!?
Here's a plan: get started, take small steps, and keep going. Start stockpiling a broad range of skills and ideas now so you can draw on them in the future. Do it in easy stages so you don't stress your busy diary, and put the whole process on autopilot so you can use your willpower on other priorities.
The Pivot will do all this for you so you can get back to keeping your head above water!