I recently worked with a team of 30 first time leaders. They’re keen, energetic, all have good track records of being successful in previous roles and are now leading teams.… Continue reading Why learning to pause helps you be a more effective leader
Being a leader who listens Leadership life is busy, really busy. We talk about our heads ‘buzzing’, ‘multi-tasking’ and ‘managing distractions’. We all know listening is important, but focusing on… Continue reading Why listening lies at the heart of impactful leadership
Cornish Flowers – Niall Woodward I recently read an interview with James Taylor where he talked about ‘the precarity of our emotional lives’. Nearly twelve months into a global pandemic we’re all… Continue reading Navigating Moods and Emotions and the Peril of Positivity
It was January and my new baby was four weeks old. I was besotted and so happy to be a mother of a beautiful baby boy. I’d started my MA… Continue reading Five things I wish I’d known before I started leading a team (and five things that helped me!)
I’ve had good reason to reflect today and gone back to a question I was asked a few years ago by a year 5 child at a school in Salford.… Continue reading Are you who you want to be?
Many of us with careers in education came into the work expecting we’d always be in teaching or education leadership. Our passion for teaching and learning, alongside the knowledge that… Continue reading Moving on from Headship: Where do you start?
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another.” John F. Kennedy neatly lands his point. Why? Well, because the success organisations and their ability to learn, adapt and grow is… Continue reading Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another
I recently saw Steve Huffman co-founder and chief executive of the online discussion forum Reddit sharing three tips for success. ‘Really the job is all about time and stress management more than… Continue reading New year, new term, time for a new habit?
The Heart Aroused is a great read for anyone grappling with what it means to keep humanity in the daily experience of work; what David Whyte calls the ‘preservation of… Continue reading Good Reads: The Heart Aroused by David Whyte
Earlier this year I was asked by Slava Kremerman, CEO at Zen Educate to be their new and first VP of People. I hadn’t been looking for a permanent role.… Continue reading VP of People – The First 100 days: Using a Design Process for Planning