Tag: leading


From Cultural Capital, to Trust to focusing on Coaching and Mentoring

Initially, my professional line of leadership enquiry was how school leaders develop cultural capital, through promoting Character Education*, our Values and virtues within a school to staff, students and parents and our stakeholder community. At the same time, I had a developing interest in alternative models of leadership and complexity theory. You can position me…
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4 Apr ’19 0


Organisational _______________ (Blank) is where my think is at. Very much around the Complexity Theory and building and harnessing trust within it. Whether Coaching, culture, leading, developing leadership, communication, personal effectiveness, change management, systems, diversity or self-evaluation, the prominence of each component fluctuates. For the past month it has been almost all been about Coaching,…
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12 Feb ’19 0

Psychological Safety

Amy Edmondson, Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School and author of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth has spent her career trying to answer that question. What she’s learned is that organisations that prioritize psychological safety do it best. This is a relatively short Curious Minds podcast…
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7 Feb ’19 3

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

The only constant maybe change

At the macro level, education is in a perpetual cycle of change. Policy, accountability and curriculum frameworks have school in a spin. Schools themselves (or groups of school) evolve, priorities are reshaped or reformed and the same could be said about school buildings and grounds. Staff are transitory. As a school leader, I was raised…
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31 Mar ’18 0

Winter term and the 400m

The winter term is much like a 400m race. It is exceedingly difficult to make up for a poor start (though not an unforgiving as the 100m). There is the need to maintain and control your speed. Teachers can’t afford to rely on the anaerobic system alone, you can not power your way through til mid December…
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23 Dec ’17 0