I was listening to a programme on Radio 4 this morning in which various actors and sports stars talked about their rituals and rites for preparing to perform. The programme highlighted their increased focus as the music to settle the audience starts, their mental rehearsal of their opening line, their deep breathing in preparation for the first play …Continue reading "Getting ready – the ritual of preparation"
A leadership style is a leader’s style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people. There are many different leadership styles that can be exhibited by leaders in the political, business or other fields. Have you reflected on yours recently? When I started at my current school, I had to introduce myself to my new …Continue reading "Rock Star or Conductor"
I’ve been working to find some diagnostic tools around leadership styles and leadership behaviours to use with leaders and middle managers in schools. I’ve settled on the tools offered by Leadership Matters because their offer gets the balance right; a simple set of questions which result in a really good feedback report written in clear, …Continue reading "Analyse your leadership style"