Leadership is about designing, managing and energising the right connections, and untying the wrong ones in order to make schools successful, equitable, happier places. Don't focus on seculded patches of organisational turf but make connections within, across and beyond. Connections help to overcome inabilities and failures in research. What might not be able to be codified in research might be able to be transferred by connection. Central to the connective process is the idea of purpose and ensuring that all areas of the institution has the same purpose.