Good questions about the difference between management and leadership. Both are necessary, but a sure path to disaster is to think you’re leading when you’re actually managing. Here’s a helpful reminder: managing is about things, processes and procedures; leadership is about people, vision and development. Are You Leading… or Just Managing? | Lead on Purpose.
Give clear expectations Be consistent Give freedom within boundaries Pick your battles, and Respect their opinions and individualities. 5 Tips For Leading Strong Willed People (Repost) | Ron Edmondson.
“The story illustrates how we can fall into patterns of behaviour without really understanding why.” via Encouraging Innovation & The Story of the 5 Monkeys | You’re Not the Boss of Me.
Stop teaching leaders what to do. Teach them who to be. via Who Not What | Leadership Freak.
Management is not a popularity contest. If you try to please everyone – you’ll wind up pleasing no one. But there are proven ways to become the manager everyone wants to work for via 19 Ways to Become the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For – Managers Are Heroes.
Working with a school at the moment on hiring staff and culture building has given me cause to pull together some ideas on features of effective induction: Model the organisation’s values: if you believe in lifelong learning, have people learn things; if you value collaboration, have people learn something together; if you value choice, let people have options. At the very least this gives you a chance to talk about what your values are; at most it allows people to see that practising what we preach is the way things… Read more Building culture/New staff induction →
The four pillars of learning | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
An oldie but a goodie: the UNESCO pillars of learning. Still the ultimate checklist for any classroom, school or curriculum: Learning to know Learning to do Learning to be Learning to live together The four pillars of learning | Education | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Sets out a sweet little summary of why education needs to change.