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140. The Pyramid of Excellence: Aligned and Legacy Stages
Episode 14024th July 2023 • Schools Of Excellence Podcast • Chanie Wilschanski
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Take a moment to remember why you became a school leader.

If you’re anything like me and the leaders in my programs, you’re interested in leaving a legacy in your community.

You want to positively impact the next generation of children and the community you serve.

To leave a lasting legacy, you have to play the long game. 

The concept of legacy is one we’ll be exploring during this final episode of our five-part series of the Pyramid of Excellence. 

This week, we’re at the top of the Pyramid of Excellence: Aligned and Legacy Stages.

In the Aligned Stage, you’re introducing new initiatives and levels of programming to carry your center forward, while the Legacy Stage is all about your long-term vision and creating sustainability beyond your own tenure.

It’s time to go beyond the leadership development of the previous Integrated Stage and identify the people I call “lifers.” These are the “ride-or-die” individuals who will link with you to ensure the ongoing, long-term success of your center.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • Developing a succession plan for your center with those most equipped to carry the torch
  • Evaluating and refining the long-term sustainability of your center
  • What it looks like to work in the Aligned vs. the Legacy stage
  • Managing your stress, attitude, and capacity for discomfort
  • The emotional journey of stepping into a new, legacy role

Learn more and apply for the Director’s Inner Circle & Owner’s HQ:  

In the Schools of Excellence Owner's Only HQ and Director's Inner Circle membership program, we’re used to complicated emotions. By joining our community, you'll get tools, resources, and coaching to help you flourish, even in the face of complexity.

At the Aligned and Legacy Stages of your business, you’re also learning to hand over some of the responsibilities you’ve clung to. In the Delegate to Elevate Workshop, you’ll learn how to approach delegation in a way that will allow you to truly set yourself up for a legacy role.

More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. 


Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.