In my experience, the toughest part of being a school leader is dealing with all the different personalities in a large staff. Delivering on your grand vision stands or falls on whether you can mobilise the staff in your team – always a diverse, complex group of individuals. Getting everyone to give their best and work towards some shared goals is easier said than done.
At a recent middle leaders training event we discussed some of the teacher-types and how to manage them. Of course no-one is really defined by a type – it’s lazy code for how they sometimes present in specific situations….
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