I really enjoyed reading this from Andrew Morrish. It has really made me laugh too. Authentic is such an important word in leadership and it comes through very clearly throughout.Vic Goddard: Principal and author of 'The Best Job in the World'
This unique framework for challenging your school is essential. We have found 'The Authentic Leader', based on solid academic research, to be an invaluable resource for navigating the challenges of making impact in a school. If you're looking for a book about whole school improvement, we highly recommend this book.Jonathan Coy: Host of @HeadteacherChat, the Network for School Leaders
I absolutely loved this book. I read it from cover to cover in one sitting and I know I will return to it time and again. Filled with wisdom, true stories, humour, case studies and a brilliantly inspiring conceptual framework, Andrew's book is a must-have for every headteacher and school leader!Rae Snape: Headteacher and author of 'The Headteacher's Handbook'
Andrew Morrish writes with wit and wisdom, showing that in the midst of uncertainty, the one true constant is an imperfect, authentic leader holding true to their principles.Mary Myatt: Author, speaker and curator of Myatt and Co
You absolutely should read this fantastic book. I'm telling you; I've read loads of leadership books and this book absolutely gets you thinking deeply, and it gets you to reflect on yourself as a leader but also on how you are leading your school.Flora Cooper: Headteacher and host of Saturday Social, Teachers Talk Radio
Andrew Morrish presents his Authentic Leader Model in his new book of the same name. Simple, compelling, real! It's brilliant.Sajid Gulzar: CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust, Birmingham
A set text for school leaders.James Eldon: Principal, Manchester Academy and member of Headteachers' Roundtable
The Art of Standing Out is a timely and powerful book of profound honesty, deep humanity and wisdom.Professor John West-Burnham: Writer, author and leadership expert
A book that challenges all school leaders to focus less on the pursuit of relentless goals and targets and to focus more on creating an authentic vision, culture and ethos - providing the ‘base camp’ for authentic improvement.Douglas Melrose-Rae: Director, Association of Independent Schools, Sydney
Andrew’s approach to leadership is values-led and he instinctively understands that culture is key to transforming schools. If you are in difficulties this is maybe what you need most, and at the heart of this book is both compassion as well as passion.David Crossley: Author of ‘Sustainable School Transformation’
School leaders like Andrew are labelled ‘maverick’, but in reality they are people who base their leadership on principles and moral purpose and will not be deterred by fads such as Ofsted or government policies. They do what is right for their children.Sue Williamson: Chief Executive, SSAT
Honest, entertaining and engaging, Morrish has written a book that will make you laugh, cry and think.Stephen Tierney: Former MAT CEO, author and speaker
I judge leadership on a number of qualities; authenticity, passion, courage, vision and honesty. To my mind Andrew Morrish displays all of these qualities and more in abundance. This beautiful, inspirational book made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up many times. This is a real reflection of a leader I admire greatly serving his communities in life changing ways.Richard Gerver: Bestselling author and award-winning speaker
Loved this book - it's one I'll come back to again and again. One of the best books about Primary school leadership that I've ever read.James: A 5-star reviewer on GoodReads