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P2 Educator Town Hall: Lead Yourself First, Building & Sustaining Positive Organizational Culture

By Tiffany Hendrick

The social and public structures that we rely on are rapidly changing and we want to ensure that we’re supporting you as much as possible.  For many of us, that means learning how to navigate this new remote/work-from-home environment while still being everything to everyone around us.  It’s a lot to handle.

At P2, we know that the shift to working from home can be overwhelming, but we want to help you navigate your new work environment.  We have always been a fully remote team, so we are continuing to develop programs that will help you to navigate what has become an extended departure from the incredible work that you do every day in your classroom.

Below you will find the last installment of our P2 Educator Town Hall: Lead Yourself First Series led by our co-founder and chairman, Mike Erwin, who is also the author of Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude.

We know that just like the rest of the country, industries are being severely effected by the COVID-19 shutdown and organizations are being forced to make very difficult decisions.  With that in mind, please see this letter from AirBnB CEO Brian Chesky that exemplifies the character strengths of bravery, integrity and gratitude as he addresses the future of his company.

Remember, character strengths aren’t about ignoring the negative. Instead, they help us overcome life’s inevitable adversities. For example, you can’t be brave without first feeling fear; you can’t show perseverance without first wanting to quit; you can’t show self-control without first being tempted to do something you know you shouldn’t.

If you would like to watch the replay, click the image below:

As we close out this series, I want to thank you each and every one of you for all that you do – for your students, your communities and our education system as a whole.  I hope you that as we wrap this series up you are filled with hope, optimism, encouragement, but most importantly, appreciated.

Missed a part of the series?  Catch up below!

Part 1  –P2 Educator Town Hall: Lead Yourself First, Adapting To Change

Part 2 –P2 Educator Town Hall: Lead Yourself First: Prioritizing Your Time and Reflection Amidst The Chaos

Part 3- P2 Educator Town Hall: Lead Yourself First, Managing Remote Teams

Tiffany Hendrick
P2 Communcations Director

Tiffany Hendrick is a proud active duty Marine Corps spouse and seasoned communications professional. Her career has spanned across industries including military, healthcare, local government, and startups, all of which have one common thread - building strong authentic and trustworthy relationships with others. A quote that Tiffany strives to live out daily is “when you have everything you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.” With that as her north star, she has used her big personality to help organizations creatively shine a light upon the heart of their organization. Tiffany holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and minor English from Radford University as well as a Digital Media and Marketing Certificate from Duke University. When she’s not working, you can find her teaching yoga, volunteering in her community, shark tooth hunting with her family, walking the stacks of a used bookstore or searching for the best fried pickles in town.