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Leadership in the Wilderness - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Hartman
30:20
Welcome!
Anna Hartman
30:52
Welcome everyone! Do introduce yourselves!
Abby Aloni
31:07
Hi Max…from Abby at Bernard Zell in Chicago
Michelle Gold
31:17
Michelle Gold, Goldsmith Early Childhood Center Pikesville, MD
Rachel Raz
31:17
Rachel Raz from Boston:) It is great to see you Max!
Nancy Goldberg
31:21
Nancy - Rockville, Maryland
Carla Goldberg
31:24
Hi. Carla from Akiba in Chicago
Howard Eisenberg
31:25
Alyse Eisenberg-Dallas
Amelia Remy
31:29
Amelia Remy, Brookline, MA
Liz
31:35
Hi Liz Sherman BJE Wilmette
Ray Sherman@JCYS
31:37
Ray Sherman JCYS Wicker Park Chicago, IL
Ronnie Becher
31:40
Hi maxine! So nice seeing you!Ronnie Becher Beth EL New Rochelle
Jeanne Zamutt
31:41
Jeanne Zamutt from Temple Emanu-El Dallas.
Amy Bolotin
31:41
Amy Bolotin JCCGB Boston MA
Janet Sear
31:44
Janet Sear Chicago area
Anna Hartman
34:09
Ha!
Anna Hartman
34:47
—Mirrors for #RadicalEmpathy
Anna Hartman
35:27
—Today as Rosh Chodesh, a gift to women for those who stood up for what was right and innovative in a time of crisis.
Ellen Dietrick
39:37
10 per classroom!
Anna Hartman
51:50
—Geula: humbling place.
Anna Hartman
52:32
—Q: How do you find yourself responding to the demands?
Anna Hartman
53:31
—I have to get out of bed and I have to make the first step. Communicating with staff and families has been very important, and has helped me as we begin to take next steps. I am here, present, here is my cell phone number. By saying it I am starting to believe it.
Anna Hartman
54:23
—I have been doing a lot of checking in, listening, take deep breaths. Trying to on the one hand read people’s emotional undertone and also to filter what is coming through to get at what is here that I can address. Is there a Q I can address or a concern I can calm.
Anna Hartman
54:41
—Trying to find ways to practically address problems.
Anna Hartman
55:53
—How is this different from before? There is more freaking out, self talk. Extra effort not to let it all show—but on the other hand I am modeling that this is happening and that I am real like others.
Anna Hartman
56:03
—Level of transparency that becomes important.
Anna Hartman
56:41
—Not all about heroic leadership up on the hill—but in fact showing the pain and the challenge of this moment on ourselves—and how we can relate and empathize with our stakeholders. Because we are experiencing it all together, all at once.
Anna Hartman
56:53
—Part of agile leadership is being able to step bravely into it.
Anna Hartman
57:29
—It is v imp to feel everyone’s pain and to acknowledge my own pain. I cant let it all out to the teachers and parents—has happened to me once or twice and it didn’t feel right.
Anna Hartman
57:50
—Strange time because we are seeing ourselves as others see us (via screen)
Anna Hartman
58:09
—Imp to acknowledge other peoples perspective and let them see my now; look for ways to alleviate that stress.
Anna Hartman
58:34
—That not knowing what next moment will hold is in many ways what our lives have been about. Developing a resilience that most of us didn’t have until this point.
Anna Hartman
58:46
—Reminder what a toll can be on our staff.
Anna Hartman
59:20
—The emotional side of that insecurity—
Anna Hartman
59:44
—How does your experience right now inform what you understand of the needs of your staff, and parents and families, of your organizational leadership.
Anna Hartman
01:01:08
—Analogy of microwave/radio. I do share with families that we are in this confusion together. I believe that things that come from the heart will enter into the hearts of others.
Anna Hartman
01:01:38
—I have made peace with, It’s not all about me; I won’t be able to do it all myself. Reconciling that which I can and can’t take on.
Anna Hartman
01:02:18
—How is your experiencing affecting that of your stakeholders? What are the things you are taking on or not taking on?
Anna Hartman
01:03:36
—Everything that I know about my staff continues to be true. And it is all heightened. I am more acutely aware of people’s needs. There is also right now heightened awareness of leadership in my org being equally stressed and struggling, doing the best they can. So clear there are so many aspects to moving forward and decisions made, financially, HR. Everyone seems more fragile than they have been.
Anna Hartman
01:04:13
—The complexity of the different stakeholders. The needs that are taking place for your teachers are diff needs for opening than those of the organizational leadership
Anna Hartman
01:04:18
—How are you navigating?
Anna Hartman
01:06:24
—Parents want to know all of the details they need—all of the normal info we would be giving out a week before. Want reassurance around health and safety. Who are the teachers? Who in the class? Will you hug my child if needed? Teachers want to know which children, which too, how rtf clean, who is co-teachers. Some of these things I can address, others no. Leaders above want enrollment numbers. Many moving parts, much asking for patience. Focus on what info I can give, reiterating that we are working on the others and will come soon.
Anna Hartman
01:07:25
—Grateful that my org willing to support my decision to wait til open until August. Helps me think about what I can and cant do. My job: to care really deeply for children and staff. Invite others in to help with some of the logistics.
Anna Hartman
01:07:53
—I have to let ego of many things so could focus on where my strengths and my limits are. That is where I am—acknowledging. Now need to find some of those others.
Anna Hartman
01:08:52
—How has empathy and the need for empathy changed in this now VUCA context? Or has it?
Abby Aloni
01:10:24
Thank you, Geula and Amy! We appreciate your honesty and vulnerability. You speak for all of us and we are with you!
Anna Hartman
01:10:56
—Feels like I can’t use my usual internal and external resources. In terms of empathy, so much a part of our culture. But the big new thing is that I have to turn it more on myself. To be ok with not having all answers. Hard not to have control over so many, and how will we keep moving forward in that situation. I am saying it to others while I am simultaneously saying it to myself. Caring for other people is not the same as taking care of everything for everyone.
Anna Hartman
01:12:30
—There is the insecurity of the moment. Things are turbulent. The laminar way we had functioned is gone. The tools you normally call on also are no longer the things you can call on. Powerful: SO much of our identity is our work. We are insecure in our responses to stakeholders. Also having our own mini identity crisis. Navigating this through all of these other navigations--wow.
Anna Hartman
01:13:35
—Until now I have been able to rely on my actions to demonstrate my empathy (where stand in hallway, etc)—now I have to use words to show my empathy. Have to articulate. “If you are not ok with…that’s ok.”
Sasha Kopp
01:14:30
Don’t be shy! Ask away!
Anna Hartman
01:14:30
Questions? For Amy, for Geula, for Erik.
Anna Hartman
01:16:18
How to navigate financial challenges?
Ellen Dietrick
01:16:33
How much of the financial challenge do you share with families? Will they want to come if they know you may not be able to fund the program long term?
Ellen Dietrick
01:18:30
When you have to move quickly, how do you handle all of the many ideas community members/board members share? How do you bring people along when time is short?
Anna Hartman
01:20:28
—Retraining, telling what are planning, with caveats of revising.
Ellen Dietrick
01:20:33
How do you handle the families who are worried about a new family entering the class who they don’t know? They are worried the new families may have different social distancing than they do. They see others in the neighborhood having birthday parties and don’t want those children in their child’s class because of a possible higher risk. Some families want classes rated by risk level. How do we help them through this?
Amy Bolotin
01:27:32
Debbie fennel: eec has relaxed that a bit. Check with your licensor
Sasha Kopp
01:27:37
Thank you Amy and Geula! It’s been so wonderful to work with you and we all appreciate your openness and honesty today
Anna Hartman
01:28:21
—Recap. Want to emphasize how imp it is to have empathy in a way have not had previously for yourself. Give yourself that space—be able to call own that as a tool for decision making. When you don’t have the info you need to make the pressing decisions before you.
Janet Sear
01:28:21
Thanks to all for another wonderful and thoughtful presentation. Amy, good luck with your reopening next week
Anna Hartman
01:29:03
—Reminding ourselves: Everything changed. Gap between expectations and our experience is why we are “freaking out”
Anna Hartman
01:29:16
—There will be less predictability in the coming time.
Anna Hartman
01:30:20
—The advantage of agile leadership in this moment is that it calls on empathy. You are leaders, building learning orgs—orgs that have to learn how to respond to these moments, and to the human sides of these moments. Some of you are being challenged to do you r work in all new environments. You have to be bravely vulnerable—only way to build a resins that will resonate with needs of stakeholders.
Anna Hartman
01:30:48
—What you are hearing and feeling for others will allow you to build a response that is relevant.
Sasha Kopp
01:31:13
Thank YOU Amy!!
Anna Hartman
01:31:38
Reach Erik: Via LinkedIn or email.
Abby Aloni
01:31:41
Great session! Thank you.
Howard Eisenberg
01:32:00
Thank you everyone!
Sasha Kopp
01:32:08
eludwig@huc.edu
Billy Dalwin Pre-School
01:32:34
Thanks all! This was very helpful!
Sasha Kopp
01:32:34
I have never heard such calm people talking about freaking out!!
Anna Hartman
01:33:48
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Jenna Turner
01:33:53
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Sasha Kopp
01:34:19
Bring your lay leadership!
Sasha Kopp
01:34:28
Parents who are leaders!
Anna Hartman
01:34:34
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