Last week I was conducting a training with a group of amazing assistant principals and one of them shared an example of how she applied leverage to improve life.
She was developing a collection of instructional resources and began the project with her traditional approach of making it 100% complete, nicely formatted, and perfect in every way. However, life happened and the project was taking too long to finish.
She found the courage to share the collection as a minimally viable product (MVP). Although it wasn’t up to her normal standard, people applauded that it was available. And then something really awesome happened… her colleagues began to add to the collection and helped curate and organize it.
It can take courage to put things out there in an unpolished state, but look at what happened:
I had not really considered how an MVP invited collaboration and could create something that was owned by the team instead of just one individual.
Now I know. Now we all know!