Tag: Leadership


Listen – carefully

Leaders who do not listen, will eventually be surrounded by people with nothing to say. – Andy Stanley Social media flashes up interesting snippets here and there, like the quote above. Given my thinking around communication, it is worthwhile reminding oneself that convening conversations request one to listen, carefully. A quick search for Andy Stanley…
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1 Apr ’18 0

Learning on the move

Learning, developing, refining, broadening my horizons, “staying current” is important to me. Time is precious, a finite resources and if I have learnt anything in my first two years of Headship, it is, how and with whom you choose to invest your time. The only other opportunity is to create time, by empowering those around you. For…
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10 Mar ’18 0

Complexity in school leadership #3

This morning I am reflecting on a years journey, as a member of Canon Teaching School Alliance’s – ‘Working with Complexity in School Leadership’. An investment of six Saturday mornings, over 12+ months, with six participants, spanning a summer break, which I think was well worth the effort. Each session included a session speaker from…
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13 Nov ’17 0

Leading at the Speed of Trust

One of the most advantageous aspects of my current role, is the ability to engage with a group of headteachers. I changed ‘team’ to ‘group’ as we do not have collective accountability, our successes are to a large extent mutually exclusive, however three times a year we come together at head office as a group…
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1 Oct ’17 0

Filling in the gaps

This week my commute was been filled with two leadership podcasts (and the Tes Podagogy podcast with Dylan Wiliams). Two podcasts from two nonagenarian leaders with a combined 183 years life experience, over at Finding Mastery. Both John Nordstrom and Dr Albert Bandura were as sharp as a tack and their responses deliberate and sage.Even…
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16 Sep ’17 0

It’s your school

Commuting is my time (apart from a handful of scheduled phone calls), predominantly podcasts, occasionally an audiobook. This week my commute has been filled with “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy,” a loan from one of our Trustees. First published in 2006.  Captain Abrashoff reflects on the management and…
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5 Sep ’17 0