Precise Praise

Precise Praise

  Why you should be giving precise praise, not blurry praise Simon Breakspear25 June 2024 The idea: The power of giving precise praise Giving precise praise earns you greater connection and trust dividends with someone than giving vague, blurry praise – plus,...
Three Point Conversations

Three Point Conversations

  Got a tricky conversation coming up? Try this technique. Simon Breakspear11 June 2024 The idea: Have three-point conversations when needed We’ve been trained to believe ‘face-to-face’ is the best format for difficult conversations – but introducing a ‘third point’...
Celebrating wins

Celebrating wins

  Why it’s important to savour the wins Simon Breakspear14 May 2024   I was speaking with a school leader last week who’s in the ‘messy middle’ of some complex implementation work. We were reflecting on how it’s somehow May already, and a third of 2024 is behind...
Psychological safety

Psychological safety

  5 Practices for Cultivating a Culture of Psychological Safety Simon Breakspear14 May 2024 The idea: Cultivate psychological safety  Ask yourself of your team: “In this team, is it safe to do these three things? One, ask for help. Two, admit a mistake. Three, offer...