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Leading With Fulfilment

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. Leading with fulfilment “Fulfilment is a feeling of satisfaction that you get from doing or achieving something, especially something useful.” – Collins Dictionary This week Steve and I are talking with a group of school leaders in Rolleston (just south of Christchurch). The theme for the discussion is “leading with fulfilment” and I have […]

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Barking or Sniffing … keys to communication

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. This term I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about communicating. In particular about how I communicate with my school staff of around forty adults. The most recent staff appraisal of me suggested that communication wasn’t always my strength. A little bit inside me yelled back sarcastically – “give me strength!” Communication of course […]

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The Gift

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  Photo by Jess Bailey   Simon Sinek, in his 2017 video clip called “Empathy“, makes an important point (among a host of other great thinking) that should resonate with many principals. Firstly; “You’re not in charge, you’re responsible for those who are in your charge.” He likes this point so much that he says […]

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HAVING TIME TO TAKE YOUR TIME

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There’s something about being in lockdown that has resonated very positively with me. The other day I found myself walking through my neighbourhood during a very pleasant autumnal like, but sunny day. There were people everywhere, walking about, smiling, waving, being genuinely cheerful. All adhering strictly to the 2 metre social distancing requirements, but also […]

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BE UNREASONABLE

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  Synopsis of the Post Being reasonable maintains the status quo. The status quo is not working. Changing the status quo for principalship will take deliberate action – which may upset some people.     “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. […]

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