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Surgeon or Architect: Do You Need a Career Change?

There’s nothing like a good bit of research and a nice neat model to sucker me in.  The report on the impact of different types of leaders on turning around failing schools by Alex Hill and Ben Laker, from the Centre for High Performance, is well worth reading.

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  • If you are interested in the thinking (thinking might be too strong a term for what I was actually doing) that brought me to explore this relationship you might want to look at a previous post, “Posts Move, Goals Don’t.” (more…)
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