This was one of those six and a half week summers that comes around every now and again; where has it gone? The last academic term ended in an absolute furore over the new Key Stage 2 SATs and dashed hopes that the policy of retesting those pupils who had “failed” the SATs, at the end of primary school, was disappearing into the long grass. Continue reading
If you think we’ve got a leadership recruitment problem now; you ain’t seen anything yet. There’s a tsunami of job vacancies coming over the next five years and a dearth of high quality applicants. We’re coming to this issue too late and in a piecemeal way.
In The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge (1990) states “… to understand the most challenging managerial issues requires seeing the whole system that generates the issue.” Dividing an elephant in half does not produce two small elephants rather a mess. It’s about determining the correct system boundaries to allow you to look at all the interactions that are important to the issue at hand. Continue reading