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 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 ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles