Blog #Leadership


Including posts published previously on www.andrewmorrish.wordpress.com

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One of the privileges of working closely with headteachers this term has been to see close up how determined they are when it comes to doing the right things. Here are five.

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Sixty-one years ago, this week, four young men walked into a store in the United States and changed the course of history. They had decided to stand up for what was right, by sitting down. It was a defining moment in the struggle for social justice and civil rights.

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Trust, motivation, and hope are all key ingredients of a successful culture if schools are going to continue to rise to the challenges of Covid. In this, our final post of 2020, I explain why.

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Part-tribute to Sir Ken Robinson, and part-reflective, in this post we consider the answer to the question 'How do you grow a school's culture?'

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Despite the emerging impact of coronavirus, CEOs have continued to model to the world how to lead in a crisis. As schools re-open, there are a number of challenges CEOs need to face. This post suggests four.

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Ubuntu means 'humanity' in Xhosa, something the world so desperately needs following the tragic death of George Floyd. Here we meet, Makana, a real-life Xhosa leader who inspired many others to stand up against apartheid. His legend lives on in the fight against racism.

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There is little doubt that we are living and leading in extraordinary times. As the title of this post suggests, it may feel as if we are crossing the unknown sea. As schools re-open following the lockdown, this post encourages brave leaders to stick to their beliefs and do the right thing.

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The real-life story of Makana (pronounced McCarner) spans several hundred years. Its impact on world history and the freedom of a nation is immeasurable. Meaning ‘gift’ in Swahili, Makana’s legacy to the world is one that must never be forgotten.

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Being a leader can sometimes be a lonely job. When you think about it though, it really ought not to be. Nobody leads in isolation, on their own or in a team of one. We all operate within the world of leadership teams, governing bodies, sub-committees and the like.

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I’ve come to the conclusion that Sir Francis Bacon may well have been on to something here. In the late sixteenth century he inadvertently defined what the three key qualities of a really good leader are.