Leading from the Middle Day 3 Each day has started with a review of the impact of Day 2 Learning and the period in between the day 2 and 3. Carole recorded the ‘Key Learning and Changed Behaviours,’ and the impact of the Team Health Check. The focus then changed to evaluate the Leadership Focus. Without over-estimating the scope of the L4L programme (the IT strategy, incorporating the New .... Read more and bookmark.
Part of the LftM Learning Journey, is a ‘Focus’ document. In making the paper decision, I have tried to reflect on the advice from my LftM coach yet be realistic about the time I wish to invest in Lftm (given I spent over 5hrs completing the online content for the course of xmas) yet ensure that I demonstrate boths leadership and management within the topic. I feel that the .... Read more and bookmark.
Values and vision for change was the first E-Resource I attenpted today. The purpose of a vision for the school … is to inspire everyone connected to the school to focus action and to have all stakeholders pulling in the same direction. Next I am learning the value of vision. Is this something that can really be taught? First the tutorial outlined the terminology and assessed our ability .... Read more and bookmark.
I am at my second sitting on the NCSL ViewPoints learning activity, designed to help me discover my own personal style. No surprise that I came out as a divergent thinker, but I was pleased that my prediction was accurate. However, there is a danger that, with a dominant style, I appreciate differences in others and do not discount alternative practice and procedure of my colleagues with .... Read more and bookmark.
9:30am Our first Leading from the Middle Development Day. Another welcoming start to the day, if a little tight for space. The opening discussions on protocols led to a sharing of our perspectives for the course, with and between delegates. Not an atypical start to a course however my frustrations was that a significant amount of time was allocated to professional themes. ‘As middle .... Read more and bookmark.
In light of the diagnostics, I would like to think that I have reasonable EI, however one area of difference was my perceived motivational qualities and those recognised by the raters. Hopefully this course may raise a few potential solutions. To date, I have done little to develop my EI, although I did attend the impact of generations keynote by Dr Graeme Codrington at SSAT. So, the first .... Read more and bookmark.