3 Lessons I Learned Leading Startups That I Wish I Knew as a Principal

This post is written by my former co-worker and current husband, Keith Westman.  Follow him on Twitter at @keithwestman.

Having worked in leadership roles in both public education and in the edtech industry, there are three organizational behaviors that, should I go back to school or district leadership, I would implement on Day 1.  

#1:  Daily or Weekly Standups

What’s the best way to have a well-run organization (whether a school or an edtech company)?  Communicate!  Take ten minutes every morning and assemble your office staff.  Go through the day, discuss what is expected to happen that day, and give every person a chance to ask questions.  Not only will doing so ensure everyone is on the same page, everyone’s day will run smoother.  

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