“I arrived to headship with a keen eye for a new idea, a fistful of ready-made solutions and the capacity to work long hours. These allied to Ofsted and Diocesan Section 48 inspections, in my first half year, helped create a one hundred and five page development plan. It led to a manic style of leadership. What the school required was a less frenetic leader and a more phronetic one.” Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing will be my third book. If I am honest I never thought I would publish one never mind three.
Phronesis is an ancient Greek word for a type of wisdom associated with practical action. It is about good judgement and good character. At its core, it is about the ability to discern how best to act. Practical wisdom involves acting thoughtfully and virtuously and encourage others to do the same. Virtue, thought and action, which coalesce in effective leadership, I have termed the: Way of Being, Way of Knowing and Way of Doing.“
The book is available to pre-order from Amazon and will shortly be available via John Catt (link to follow).