Business Theory in Education, Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Blogging for Funds – can it be done?

I blog for 4 reasons; 1. to relieve the challenge buildup of my working day. 2. To record 2017 (not sure what I'm going to do on Dec 31 yet) 3. To entertain myself and (hopefully) others. 4. To get my head around Twitter So, in doing this for 6 months, I've attracted followers in… Continue reading Blogging for Funds – can it be done?

Business Theory in Education, Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Introducing SWOT’s big brother – PESTLE

I don't know about you but sometimes I get so engrossed in the little bits of nonsense that goes on in a school that I forget to take a breath (or have my lunch, or go to the toilet!) It is like when you have been staring at your screen for so long, and when… Continue reading Introducing SWOT’s big brother – PESTLE

Business Theory in Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Challenging Behaviour? – For Jack

My youngest son (pictured a VERY long time ago) asked me the other day if I could write a blog on "managing stupid people" to help him cope with an issue at work. Jack is coming to the end of his year in industry as part of his University course. He got an excellent (and… Continue reading Challenging Behaviour? – For Jack

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SWOT now?

Congratulations! You've done your SWOT analysis. You've chosen a not-too-broad section of your school. (Trying to look at a whole organisation in one go is often too massive a task). You've researched, discussed, gathered opinion, consulted and analysed. You have your SWOT. Now what? There are lots of websites telling you what a SWOT is… Continue reading SWOT now?

Business Theory in Education, School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

How does Value Chain work in School?

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable evening playing with Michael Porter's Value Chain (and my colouring pencils - I'm finding it difficult to suppress that creative urge at the moment!) I've always maintained that there are very few business theories that can't be applied to schools just by swapping profit for results. It is important… Continue reading How does Value Chain work in School?