The author shows how managers in education can contribute to school improvement, and focus on the essential personal and practical management skills needed to instill a positive team culture.

Leading and Developing Teams

Leading and developing teams

It is the responsibility of the leadership and the management to give opportunities and put demands on people which enable them to grow as human beings in their work environment.

(Sir John Harvey-Jones, former ICI chief)


Working in teams is increasingly being seen as preferred practice in schools and in many other organizations, where traditional hierarchies are giving way to flatter organizational structures, but also in order to develop more effective working practices. Team leadership is about influencing the activities of a team towards achieving team goals. The task of team leaders is not only to achieve goals – school and team – but also to build an effective team and draw the best from each member of the team. ...

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