School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Fate whispers to the warrior…

I occasionally need to remind myself why I started writing this blog. In the hurly-burly, challenging variety of tasks that makes up the week of the typical SBL, I know that it is vital to do something for yourself. For me, it's this blog. It was designed to keep me sane, calm me down, help… Continue reading Fate whispers to the warrior…

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“It’s the experience that counts”

Do you remember the advert that was used to encourage us to go along to our local cinema, enjoy the concessions (I'm particularly weak around a sour cherry that has been hanging around in a plastic box for a few weeks) and experience the massive screen with surround sound? I do. I can still hear… Continue reading “It’s the experience that counts”

School Business Leadership

Ask Anna – What is a self-selecting team?

Dear Anna, Over Tapas with some business leaders last night we were sharing our experiences of managing challenging staff. One of our group was saying that issues were very much reduced if you set up "self-selecting teams". I'm not quite sure what that is or how I would go about it. Do you know? Señorita SBM Dear… Continue reading Ask Anna – What is a self-selecting team?

School Business Leadership, School Business Manager

Collaborate to Innovate

 I read an article by the Harvard Business Review recently entitled ‘Innovation is as Much About Finding Partners as Building Products’ (link) which inspired me to go back to my love of applying Industry Strategy to Education. The article asserts that the desire to innovate is no longer enough in any industry to guarantee success and… Continue reading Collaborate to Innovate