3 words you don’t need

Here are the 3 words you don’t need. These common words can evoke a sense of negativity, potential failure and judgment. Replacing them can create feeling of a choice, potential for change and empowerment. Some may resonate with you more … Read More

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5 Steps to Weather a ‘Perfect Storm’

We need to sort out workload, assessment reform and endless political meddling if we’re going to make schools happier places, where teachers want to be and are able to be resilient within the political football that is Education. So where do … Read More

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Focusing on what matters

CIRCLE of CONCERN & CIRCLE of INFLUENCE The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, Simon & Schuster 1992 Application This technique is good for separating out lower from higher priorities, refocusing and gaining ownership for action. … Read More

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Leadership Success, Village Hotel, Bournemouth Thursday 6th July

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Managing Negative People

I have been working with many clients recently who have all shared with me the adverse effects of negative people in the workplace. Negativity is a big, black hole that sucks energy from everybody around it. That is why we … Read More

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Stop Firefighting! Tips for Leading Proactively.

Firefighting, being reactive, is sometimes essential during a crisis, or as part of a short period of change. The problem is when it becomes the norm. Being reactive means that you are often having to think quickly. Rapid response means … Read More

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Powerful Conversations

Leadership: Harnessing the power of conversation All school leaders have one thing in common; the vast majority of what they do is based in conversation. Successful leaders have great conversations everyday and have learnt how to become masters of conversation. … Read More

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