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There’s one reason I stayed quiet for so long. Fear. Even when I stood up to share my story I was afraid. Not of individuals. Of the system. After I appeared on The Apprentice, a head took me on one side after I’d delivered literacy training in a school. ‘I can see you clearly know […]
Just over a year ago I stood in front of 300 teachers and decided to tell them the truth about themselves. It was no mean feat seeing as my default setting for my entire career had been lying. I started teaching feeling lucky to even have a job – which is probably partly why I […]
We understand the increasing pressure you are under to deliver results. This leaves teams feeling overwhelmed, and leaders with the demanding task of maintaining 100% passion from every member. Leaders like you, who are committed to success, set the bar high. For this, you need to inspire and galvanise your team daily, especially when the […]
In a world where we have apps to let people know we are safe in the event of a disaster, it’s easy to see tragedy as a normal part of life. After all, how do you contain someone who is not concerned for their own safety, let alone that of others? Like being in the […]
Jill Wood doesn’t look like a revolutionary. She’s softly spoken, her hair is neatly styled, and she’s not wearing any commercially produced Che Guevara merchandise. But this year she was the only head who stood her ground and boycotted SATs in her school. Her main driver was that SATs aren’t the best way to assess […]
Paul Dix made me cry. Not once, but both times I’ve heard him speak. It's not his dodgy jokes. It's that when he talks, every core of his being sees you as human first. He has a way of emphasising before enrolling. Of making you feel acknowledged and validated. I...
When coaching a leadership team recently, I asked: ‘Who’s in charge of happiness round here?’ *Blank looks. Followed by someone asking what exactly I meant by happiness. Eventually, the group threw out a few names of people who seemed to be quite encouraging before deciding on ‘All of us. It’s all of us, right? I […]
My five year old has a stunning selection of Poundland Christmas hats, the latest being an elf one with ears and a beard. As I was sitting at the breakfast wearing it listening to Christmas music last week I thought how cool it would be to get together some of the people I admire on Twitter […]
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