leadership

On the road with a Leadership Advisor

Since the beginning of term two this year I have been privileged to work as the Leadership Advisor for beginning principals in the Bay of Plenty region. I am really enjoying this opportunity and over a series of blog posts will outline the type of work I am doing, the role I am fulfilling with the principals in my region and other interesting...

Getting to the heart of the vision – leading the why and the how

Working in two separate schools this week led me to pondering how leaders find a balance between the “why” and the “how”. It is great to have a vision but the real challenge is bringing the vision into fruition. Earlier in the week I was working with a senior leadership team around their approach to appraisal. These...

Ramping up in the wait…

I live in Auckland and in my work as a facilitator I have the exquisite pleasure of waiting in traffic while on my way to schools. A typical morning for me is a 6:30am queue at Greville Rd on-ramp, crawling for 30 minutes to get onto the motorway, watching the muesli eaters, texters and make up appliers . I am continually intrigued: the...

Celebrating leaders who foster learner agency in the adults they lead

Schools are increasingly focused on placing their learners at the centre. And there is plenty of research that tell us this is a very good thing! Teams are reflecting on the roles of ‘teacher’ and ‘learner’ and inquiring into the ways they keep learners at the centre. They’re asking questions such as:...

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