Leadership and Management

Executive leadership: you can’t be in two places at once!

I remember that my first big decision was the decision I agonized over the most. I found it incredibly difficult to decide where I would physically be at the start of the day on day number one. Which school should I go to first, which set of parents should I speak to first, which pupils would I be there for to say “good morning” to, which staff team would I chat to before the school gates opened? I worried because I was so new to this role – and I was finding for the first time that my kind of leadership (the very personal, the very hands-on, the very visible and the very involved in the fine detail) was not a leadership style that could work when leading a federation of schools.