This book isn't a 'how to' of school leadership. It's a 'how do'.
How do this sample of school leaders approach Headship, and what have they learnt along the way?
This book was never meant to be published. In fact, it originally started as my own private guide to leadership. I kept a notebook of the 'wise words' I heard in meetings, at conferences or in conversations. As I rose up the leadership ranks, I started to share a few of the comments with colleagues and in blogs: "a wise person once said to me...". The positive response to those comments became the genesis for this book.
The counsel of various 'wise heads' has saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. I hope it can do the same for you.
Routines & Rituals
Leaders Are Effective If...
Myths, Fallacies & Fads
Go To Interview Questions
Quotes To Lead By
Interesting Anecdotes & Stories
Books To Read
Don't Be A Hero
Don't Chase (False) Legacies
School Leaders: What Type Are You?
"A great companion to anyone's leadership journey. Dip in and dip out as the mood takes you for some quick snippets of wisdom."
"Short, snappy, impactful."
"Covers the full range of leadership. The highs, the lows, the stresses and the moments of joy."
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