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How to Eliminate Energy Wastage

In my third instalment thinking about the principles of ‘LEAN’, I want to consider eliminating energy wastage. I am not thinking here about the water meter or LED bulb type, rather the physical, mental and emotional sort.

Eliminating Time Wastage

The hardest part about running is putting your trainers on; that discipline of tightening the laces and actually getting out of the door.  In organisations, the first step to saving time is the discipline of setting some aside to think about where to save it.

5 Ways in which to Counter Teacher Burnout

Burnout is a becoming a major problem in the modern workplace, and one of the biggest challenges in schools and academies.

How to Create a Resilient School Culture

Resilience is often considered the ability to overcome hardship and adapt quickly to change. And let’s face it: Maybe our school systems aren’t resilient enough.

Steps to ‘Lean’ Educational Leadership

When Sycol founder Dr Ioan Rees asked me to write a blog that people will find informative and helpful during the school day it made me think: does anyone ever have the time to read a blog in a school day?

Innovation in a Time of Crisis

Few things have changed since the advent of the modern education system. At least that’s the common belief: Education needs reform. What has changed dramatically is that many teachers work in what’s being called an “exam factory” rather than truly offering students the benefits of their deep subject knowledge.

Who Comes First and Why

Who comes first: Employees, customers or shareholders? HR Bartender Sharlyn Lauby says this is the question that drives every company culture. While some organisations fall back on the happiness equation wherein happy employees means happy customers, and happy customers means happy shareholders. However, in education, the answer must be the customer: students and their parents.

5 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

The only limits are the ones we impose on ourselves. This is the case for individuals and for organisations. So when we see top heavy organisations with strong attachment to the way things have always been done, we see an organisation that has set limitations for itself and its employees.