Matt's Ink Blog

Masters

I have just started a MBA with Coventry University. Part of the requirements is to complete a learning log. I have decided to use my blog to achieve this.

Fierce Leadership

Fantastic book based around Susan Scott’s idea that you change the world ‘one conversation at a time’. Highly applicable to school leadership. Key Takeaways: Squid Eye. Squids are impossible to see. So instead you...

Right to Lead Maxwell (Kindle)

A good summary of Maxwell’s other leadership books. This is also its weakness as if you  have read his other works it is primarily quotes from those books. Summary Men are alike in their...

Strategy

I would suggest that strategy is fundamentally the ‘HOW’ of an organisation. It is likely to be fluid and changed based on the prevailing conditions and ought to be crafted to the organisations strengths....

The importance of WHY

I have previously read Sinek’s books about finding your Why. So I was unsuprised to see the starting point of the course. For those that don’t know Sinek’s argument in a nutshell: Most companies...

Grades Video Explainer.

A few people have asked me to try and explain rank order. I hope this helps. It would appear that the impact has been even greater in GCSES with 97% of grades changed. If...

Predictably Irrational

Dan Ariely Dan Ariely is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Behavioral Economics at MIT. His work has been featured in leading scholarly journals as well as a variety of popular media outlets, including...

Make email work again.

Taking the insanity out of email. Some context As a headteacher I was getting around 100 emails a day. Roughly speaking these broke down as follows: I found that I got stressed if I...

Children who suffer trauma age faster

Children who experience violence or trauma seem to age faster, going through puberty earlier and showing greater signs of ageing in their cells, researchers have found. They say the findings add to a growing body...