Saturday, 13 June 2009

Reflections on Leadership at National College

The National College of School Leadership Conference in Birmingham was a truly inspirational event. It explored the qualities and values of leadership teams from a number of angles. One of the highlights was Frances Edmonds' talk which combined deep insights into the challenges of leadership with stand-up comedy.

Frances Edmonds: "Say what you are going to do - do what you said you are going to say. DELIVER."
  • D - Discipline
  • E - Enthusiasm
  • L - Listening
  • I - Innovation
  • V - Values
  • E - Empathy
  • R - Risk-taking
Three Hs of good leadership
  • Humility
  • Humanity
  • Humour
Great Quotes:
“Success is the ability to move from one failure to another without losing enthusiasm.” [Winston Churchill]

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." [Theodore Roosevelt]

Further reading
Frances Edmonds Winning the Game of Life

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