Tag: Leadership

Learning to lead

Learning to lead – How to think, act and work like a leader When we think of leadership it is often assumed that people in leadership positions have attained a certain level of professional knowledge and skill. However, it is...

/ November 16, 2020
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10 considerations for ECE leaders responding to Covid-19

Leaders across the ECE sector are being forced to rethink many parts of their operations as Covid-19 changes perceptions, practices and permitted activities. Over the last two weeks, I’ve been talking with CEO’s and leaders of ECE services in Australia,...

/ April 8, 2020

Leadership is an action

Leadership is an action Working in an early learning setting can be emotionally, physically and intellectually exhausting. Educators say that they are undervalued and that their very complex work does not always attract the level of professional status that it...

/ November 20, 2019
power in action

Power in Action

“Power…can be intriguing, because power can be surprisingly complex. It can be enticing because power can be seductive. But it can inspire and uplift and exalt because power can be used to help people accomplish marvellous things.” – Blaine Lee,...

/ October 29, 2019

Leadership – Communicating Your Message

Leadership – Communicating Your Message “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!” – Anonymous Leaders have a responsibility to communicate...

/ October 29, 2019

Leadership – Learning to Listen

“It seems rather incongruous that in a society of super-sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.” – Erica Jong Listening effectively starts first with an attitude – an attitude of genuine interest in understanding what another person...

/ October 29, 2019
Creating a personal approach

Leadership – Creating a Personal Approach

Leadership – Creating a Personal Approach Leadership is ultimately a choice to act. When we conceive of leadership as action, many of the apparent conflicts and paradoxes found in a review of research, become resolved. The imperative then becomes to...

/ October 29, 2019
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Leadership in ECE

Learning About Leadership At a young age, we are encouraged to take on leadership roles in our family, at school, in the community and in sport. Without knowing it, many of us are already leaders in ways we may not...

/ October 29, 2019

Leading Children in Practicing Citizenship

A teacher’s governing role serves as the foundation of their student’s experimental learning in the room. Styles can range from traditional authority, which is about obeying and not questioning rules. It can be adult-driven rather than child-centred. Democratic leadership involves...

/ August 2, 2019

Distributed leadership for professional learning

We all know that we need to be lifelong learners in early childhood education (ECE), and for most of us, this is part of the joy of teaching. As a leader in ECE, one of the traits I look for...

/ March 11, 2019