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Want To Make A Difference? Do Something You Don’t Have To Do.

Want To Make A Difference? Do Something You Don’t Have To Do.

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 […]

The Good News About Having No Choice Is You Always Have A Choice

The Good News About Having No Choice Is You Always Have A Choice

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 […]

The Power of Being Human

The Power of Being Human

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...

How To Get Out Of The State You Are In

You want to make a change. I mean you really want to. And yet every time you try you get stuck. Me too! That’s why I’ve shared this journey with you. Because the good news is, you get to choose what happens next.

What I Wish I’d Told My Teacher – Mr Ruddock

What I Wish I’d Told My Teacher – Mr Ruddock

Mr Ruddock was my history teacher in Y8. I want to sugarcoat it, or say it wasn’t just me, or assert that I wasn’t the worst, but, the truth is: I made his life a misery. Inspired by Paul Dix’s fabulous new book: ‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, I wrote this letter to Mr Ruddock […]

How To Motivate And Inspire Tired Teams With One Email

How To Motivate And Inspire Tired Teams With One Email

What would happen if I walked into your staff room and asked: Right you fantastic bunch of heroes, who’s in charge of happiness round here? Blank looks? Confused stares? A random voice offering ‘Well I collect the lottery money each month?’ Are We Having Fun Yet? Is your work fulfilling? That’s the secret to happy […]

How To Run A Killer TeachMeet (Even When It’s Your First One)

How To Run A Killer TeachMeet (Even When It’s Your First One)

I get asked to do a lot of stuff for free. And, some requests don’t even involve cake. My WHY is to be a catalyst for change – a door opener for people to lead, so I always want to start with a yes. Unfortunately, Aldi doesn’t look too kindly on people trying to pay for sausages with […]

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