It’s a simple question; is that a “Yes” or a “No”?
If the answer is “No,” I understand. Please stop reading because this will not apply to you and you have better things to do.
If the answer is “Yes” may I offer you something of value?
You’re about to learn how to get my favorite “research and school-tested” list of 15 powerful, evidence based change solutions (including action steps you can implement immediately), used in over 140 visits to schools in the change process. That’s right, this 17-page document (“15 Evidence-Based Change Solutions to Transform Your School”) is one of my best compilations ever!
So, since you ARE a change agent, lean in buckle your seat belt. I’m going to cut to the chase and move fast!
There are two types of change agents: those that work outside the system (consultants, trainers, coaches, etc.) or those that work within the system (lead teachers, administrators, key leaders, etc.). This message is for BOTH!
Which type are you?
Now, ask yourself, “When you do your work, does the change you advocate move quickly, with a large critical mass, all working together, making amazing progress
Or, is the progress more “stop and go” then frozen, then some movement, then a pause, then a slow restart? In short, have you seen unsatisfying results?
Let’s take a sneak preview into this Unique Special Report.
The first part of change is the “Pre-change” work
The originator of this cool research was a true pioneer. In the field of psychology, he is a best-selling author and professor of marketing. But more importantly, he is a leader in the field of what leads others to comply (with excitement) with another’s requests. Yes, his specialty is persuasion. But his unique sub-specialty is fostering the changes before the change.
He discovered dozens of subtle ways to influence others BEFORE they make the decision about change. Every one of his strategies are cheap or free. I have documented every one of them and hand-picked the ones that are easiest to implement.
In my new Special Report: 15 Evidence-Based Change Solutions to Transform Your School, you will get 5 of my favorite pre-change strategies of all time.
Your staff are asking you for the change you wanted to implement!
Those that usually resist are “all in” and ready to go!
Staff is excited to get started!
The start of the process goes at lightning speed!
No hitches or hiccups; everything is ready, launch and go!
These strategies (all cheap or free) will bias your staff SO MUCH in favor of the change, that asking them to do the change will be an easy NEXT step! It is the work you did BEFORE the change that biased others to WANT the change!
The second part of change is, “Growing the staff and ramping up.”
In my Special Report, 15 Evidence-Based Change Solutions to Transform Your School … you will get 5 of my favorite Growing the Staff and Ramp-up strategies of all time!
What should you be doing in the middle stages of change? One of my favorites is how staff can get really good at the actual change in behavior. It is called “deliberate practice.”
About ten years ago I first became introduced to the voluminous work of this meticulous Swedish researcher who described the structure and learning of skill expertise. His work focuses on the acquisition of very high levels of skills where he documented the effects of deliberate practice and what factors influences the amazing success. Today he has published over 50 papers and books on just one topic: how do we get better?
What I have done is to isolate and simplify his tenets of deliberate practice to just 5 steps. Fortunately, they are in simple ones that every teacher can do. The process is free and simple to do. Your staff just needs collegial support and the plan to work on.
Here’s why you need this special report. This one strategy, deliberate practice, can ramp up the skill sets of every teacher on campus. You don’t need to read his 50 publications; I’ve already done the reading. Here’s what deliberate practice can do for your staff:
Can you imagine a staff that is brimming with the “can do” confidence?
Would you enjoy seeing a staff take on challenges knowing they can learn what’s needed?
Can you imagine a faculty where every single staff is getting 1% better per week? That’s over 37% better each year!
The last of the 3-part change process is “How to Jumpstart a Stalled Change”
We wish we knew why.
In fact, for decades, researchers dug into the “why” question. After all the things we put in place to make change happen, “Why didn’t it always happen? What caused the “stall outs?”
Finally, an obscure researcher in the psychology department of a major university studied the exact same problem: “Why is it, that people who strongly intend to change, rarely actually do change?” Check out this list of “intended” changes:
Lose weight and more importantly, keep the weight off
Quit a nasty habit (smoking, gambling, domestic abuse, etc.)
Be a better parent or spouse (kinder, more loving and argue less)
Implement a strategy in the classroom to help students learn
We all start with good intentions.
But what was the discovery? First, it was so simple, it was ingenious. As proof, this professor has won the prestigious Max Planck Research Award and developed multiple models that help change agents foster FAR greater degree of success. Now, why is his research so valuable to us, as educators?
First, he did NONE of his research in a lab. It was all done with real people in the real world in their everyday situations and jobs. Second, he is no “ivory professor. He is the “Columbus of Change,” a pioneer that his colleagues revere.
Here’s what he figured out…
Most of the time when people don’t make the change that they intended to change, there’s only one reason. Sure, people give you all kinds of other reasons (will power or “It was other person’s fault” are the two cited most often), but his research shows just one reason. That’s it!
I show you how to take that one reason and absolutely crush it with one single simple evidence-based strategy that he suggested AND everyone can do—in just 5 minutes! How good is this one insight and tool?
This pioneer’s one strategy increased success in the implementation of change by a whopping 72%!
Can you imagine a school staff learning that from your trainings?
Now you can practically give your trainings a guarantee of success!
I love true success stories.
They remind us of who we can be, if you just want it badly enough. Sure, you change a hair style, your favorite vacation spot or buy a new wardrobe. But, do you get real change at school? It seems darn near impossible.
Except the real people I just mentioned, actually DID DO IT!
How? I embrace and fully use the tools that actually work. Soon, your job gets more fun and more rewarding. In fact, you’ll be seeing some positive changes real soon.
Getting change to happen as a trainer or as a leader is possible. I know you can make the changes. If you’ve read this far, you are serious.
Earlier, I asked you if you are a “change agent”?
Now, I have a new question: “If you’re not getting great results, what are you waiting for?”
Remember, to change what you get, you must change who you are.
Ouch! Did that strike a nerve? Are you REALLY a change agent or just going through the motions?