21st C Leadership: Vision, Trust and Strategy. My #LFE15 Contribution


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At the London Festival of Education LFE15, I took part in this panel discussion:

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It’s hard to capture the full extent of what was said – and I hadn’t prepared anything in advance – but, thanks to twitter, the main bits of what I had to say were captured in my timeline.  So, here is a flavour, with many thanks to everyone who tweeted – you have largely written this post for me!

On Leadership. 

The three most important needs for leadership in summary:  VISION, TRUST and STRATEGY.

Have a clear vision with audacious goals for success and the explicit determination to build a trust culture

It’s important to recognise : It’s not my school – it belongs to the parents & community. We serve them, so don’t be deaf to their voices’

On developing leaders:  It helps to give emerging leaders a clear remit; create a vacuum…

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