Category: Leadership

BELONG - RESPECT - ASPIRE - ACHIEVE

300 words at a time

I can not tell you how long Dan Rockwell’s short posts have been appearing in my feed reader. It was before July 1st 2013, because that was the date Google officially put Google Reader out to pasture and he was with me back then. Dan’s output is incredible, even if you take into account that they…
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20 Aug ’18 0

Has your communication landed?

As I continue to explore Complexity Theory and “trust” in school and school leadership, I have elevated the importance of communication within leadership outlook. In the past 12 months that has meant acting upon Kevin Flinn’s seminar and Patricia Shaw’s advice… Leadership – the art of convening conversations that might not happen  otherwise. – Patricia Shaw…
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12 Aug ’18 0

Final fortnight AAR

The penultimate and final week of the school year is always going to be an all encompassing and busy fortnight. The managerial focus requires school leaders to secure and deliver the celebratory events whilst also planning the summer works programme, results days and preparing for the new academic year. It is/was all to easy to get…
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9 Aug ’18 0

Asking Gayle Allen for help

I have driven to work with Gayle Allen many, many times but we have never met. Gayle is creator and host of Curious Minds, the “leading podcast on innovation that features global leaders rethinking life and work.” Curious Minds is part of my drive time learning. Gayle has an education background that I would suggest influences her…
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17 Jul ’18 0

Meaning, brooming and fun

I am three years late. Better late than never? This short Jack Welch clip got bookmarked and then followed up. Welch is best known as former CEO of General Electric, one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. Welch himself is a renowned cultivator of talent, as Vivek Paul, a former CEO of Wipro and Welch protégé…
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17 Jul ’18 0

Our collective responsibility

One of my own criticisms of our profession is our ability to share bad news over good. Even when the DfE shares good news, we have a tendency to mark it with red pen and share the faults. That said, three topics, all inter-connected, should be challenged, highlighted and tackled head on. Funding, Performance Review (particularly…
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7 Jul ’18 0