Category: Leadership

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...

Inspiring leadership

An interesting read. Some key thoughts: Inspire – to infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit, to ignite, inflame Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a...

Brilliant At The Basics

This is adapted from an excellent article *’Brilliant at the Basics of Business’* Nicholas Bate 1. Talk normally. Keep it jargon free. 2. Human beings are wired to pay attention to first impressions. So...

Assessing Leadership In School

Your Leadership Purpose – How would you describe the foundational purpose of your leadership role? Your Assessment – How would you assess your present school environment? Creativity: Tapping into one’s imagination, resourcefulness, ingenuity, inventiveness,...

Expectations of SLT

Key Behaviours to be an effective Leader   Dedicated time to Think Make time for yourself that has priority Have a list of topics that you need to think about Dedicated time to Network...

Leadership

Some great comments on leadership. Worth a read: “Simply put, (leadership is) the ability to inspire others to achieve shared objectives, and I think the most important word there by far is ‘inspire.’ I...

The Extra Mile: How Schools Succeed

What good schools do: They have dynamic leaders, who lead from the front, set the tone and establish a ‘can do’ culture They shape the curriculum – to serve the needs of their intake...

The Impact of High Expectations

‘To expect defeat is nine-tenths of the defeat itself’ – Henry Louis Mencken Increasingly I have come to the conclusion that High Expectations (of students and staff) is the most important driver for school...