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How to be the PACK LEADER in your school

I have had the privilege of working in several thousand schools over the past three decades. During this time I have seen some excellent practice but have also witnessed some examples of ineffectiveness that are painful to describe. My philosophy is simple – every child deserves an outstanding quality of education and it is an inescapable fact that this starts with the quality of leadership in the school.  Read More

10 choices that authentic leaders make ...

As an authentic leader, here are 10 typical choices that you will make during your day-to-day leadership practice. Not sure if you're an authentic leader? Then measure yourself against each of them on a  score of 1-10 (10 being high) and then use this to create your own blueprint action plan for personal development.  Read More

The 4Ds of goal setting

Time to review your progress against the goals you set this time last year and use your achievements as a platform to set new goals for the year ahead. Unfortunately, too many people go through this routine activity year after year - doing the same old things they have always done - setting the same goals they set last year but didn't achieve - without really getting any true benefit from it and setting themselves up for failure!  Read More

4Ds for successful outcomes: D4 - DELIVERY

This is where you need to think about how you will deliver the actions required to achieve your outcome. Think of it as a mode of transport you will use to make your journey - how will you get there? As humans, we typically move from one point to another using our feet - this is what you will have done when you moved along your timeline in the D2 activity. But your timeline was a two-dimensional representation on the floor so now we need to consider that it is possible to move in different dimensions, for instance lateral movement (forward, backward and side to side) or vertical movement (up, higher, down, lower). If you now imagine your goal and subsequent outcome is in three dimensions - where would it be?  Read More