Rethinking the School Campus

Apart from the occasional new building or major refurbishment project, most school campuses remain largely unchanged over long periods of time. In this sense, the school campus with its mix and arrangement of facilities is the one relatively stable element in the otherwise frenetic mix of variables which make up an active school community. However, the school campus and the buildings within it are not a neutral environment. The campus … Continue reading

To lead tenderly!

So much has been written by people far most expert than me in how one should be leading their organisation in this time of great uncertainty and collective trauma. I have read widely in my bid to learn more so I can both improve my personal leadership capacity and assist my clients with whom I am regularly conversing. Much of what is being said is familiar – lead your organisation … Continue reading

How authentic should you be?

When working alongside my clients, predominantly School Principals, Senior Leadership Teams and University Leaders, I emphasise the importance of developing and demonstrating “authentic leadership” – that ability to know themselves, to lead with an awareness of their own shortcomings and to develop the skill of communicating clearly, empathically and with a genuine desire to understand the people with whom they are communicating. There is no doubt that on the world … Continue reading