Tag: Leadership


Leaders – you are not in control

It started with Keven Bartle’s presentation at #TLT15. A presentation that questioned the current balance of education power and concepts of what leadership and leading is. Keven superimposed his messages upon clips from the The Matrix, encouraging his audience to question and look beyond the accepted narrative of inspection frameworks with it’s emphasis on accountability.…
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12 Apr ’19 0

Deeper, cleaner, leader, learner, coach

First I wrote about my introduction to Clean Language, – Deeper, cleaner, leader and then some early reflections of employing Clean Language as a novice coach Deeper, cleaner, leader, coach. Now I am back to thinking, as a pastoral leader and learner, hence deeper, cleaner, leader, learner, coach. Clean for education Clean Language and Clean…
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12 Mar ’19 0

Why give power away

The more power you give away – the more powerful you become. Yesterday I was talking with a special Assistant Headteacher. A former student who is working tremendously hard, within a challenging context, within a tricky leadership setup. I offered the response that the more power he gave away, the powerful he would become? And that…
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19 Oct ’18 0

I almost don’t care how teachers teach

How do we move the conversation away from how you teach, to the impact of our teaching. Hattie (2017) When preparing for our leadership planning day yesterday, I was investigating how to build on-going professional teaching conversations (as an alternative to Performance Review) that I stumbled upon John Hattie again talking up collective teacher efficacy…
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31 Aug ’18 0

Compelling Leadership – part 4

I’ve not let go of compelling leadership. I’ve not let go of my interest in developing trust in my leadership. Here is my daily reminder.   From Compelling Leadership, to Francis Frei to Radical Candor™. Radical Candor™ is the ability to Challenge Directly and show you Care Personally at the same time. Radical Candor will help you and all the people…
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10 Jun ’18 0

Oxytocin – trust chemical

The good news – experiments around the world have shown that humans are naturally inclined to trust others. The bad news, they don’t always. Back to the good news – neuroscience tells us that the amount of oxytocin we produce, predicts how trustworthy we are of others. Not only that, oxytocin increases a person’s empathy, a…
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12 May ’18 0