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.
Chapter 8: Leading the Team Through Strategic Decision-Making
Leading the Team Through Strategic Decision-Making
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.
Decisions, and the process of decision-making, are fundamental to all leadership and management processes. A significant part of any team leader's role is to make a series of decisions – some small, others much more significant. According to Warwick (1983): ‘Decision-making is so much part of daily life in any school that it can easily be taken for granted. Only when things go wrong, when bad decisions have been taken or the consultation process has broken down, do most teachers become aware of it.’ This chapter looks at the principles and mechanics that lie behind successful decision-making and provides useful guidance ...