Category: Leadership


Thinking – leadership schematics

I have been asked a substantial, meaningful and hearty question in a meeting recently that I declined to answer promptly. The question was simply too big. Too big to be answered by just one person. Too big to be answered in isolation. Too big to answered by a static answer – in that the response will…
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30 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (part 3/7)

Coaching – not sure It started of as a series of five posts, but I split this one, so it now six. Results in the ICT Department had more than doubled. We had established a committed and stable team. I was promoted onto the Senior Leadership Team. I benefited from one-on-one time with the Head.…
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26 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (part 2/7)

Coaching – not sure it is for me? It was not until I asked to go on a Leadership Development course had I formally heard of ‘Coaching (and Mentoring).’ Day 1 of Leading from the Middle was almost nine years ago to the day (from when I initially drafted this post). There was a lengthy…
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25 Jan ’19 0

I was wrong about Coaching (Part 1/7)

I had captured my thoughts on coaching at various points in my teaching career, through snippets here and there, segways and diversions within leadership post and reading, brief encounters and a semi-successful introductions with the Wellington College Coaching programme and a brief opportunity to be Coached whilst at The Wellington Academy as Vice Principal. Then…
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24 Jan ’19 0

ADKAR® – Change Management (part 1)

The data are abundantly clear. The better we apply change management, the more likely we are to meet project objectives. – ProSci No surprises there then. In fact, initiatives with excellent change management are 6x more likely to meet objectives than those with poor change management. 5x more likely to stay on or ahead of schedule and…
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22 Jan ’19 0

Frogs and posteriorties (part 2b)

It has been a bit more of a task than I had anticipated. This frog has been cut up into two parts and twenty-one mouthfuls. We are over half way now… Upgrade Your Key Skills Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. We are in and around around the ‘good enough’…
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20 Jan ’19 0