Leading our schools after the lockdown

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) Few of us are thinking about what it will be like when we are allowed to resume our normal activities. The truth is that it is more than likely that resuming normal activities will take … Read More

Coping with anxiety during Covid19

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) During the coming weeks people are going to be riding the rollercoaster of change as we grapple with the new realities that confront us. Right now we may well be feeling a sense of disorientation … Read More

Succession Planning for Founder-led organisations

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) Background to founder-led organisations Leadership succession for founders is always challenging. Much has been written on “founder syndrome” but it is often evidenced in the ability of the founders to meet critical needs, overcome major … Read More

Strategy development using Sinek’s Golden Circle

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) There is clearly a need in organisations to establish a broad strategic framework that everyone identifies with and which can guide strategic decision making going forward. In his book “Start with Why” (2009) Simon Sinek … Read More

Leading teams

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) The Team Performance Model is a simple tool to help you understand how you are doing in your school or organisation. As a leader you will be required to manage four elements of team performance … Read More

Leading Change

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) There are few key processes that need to be followed when trying to bring about change. The following illustration describes this process: Establish a “burning platform” – a case for change We have to create … Read More

Leadership Styles

By David Newby (Copyright 2020) Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee (2013) identified 6 leadership styles in their book “Primal Leadership”. Each of these styles has a different effect on people’s emotions, and each has strengths and weaknesses in different situations. Four … Read More