20. Psychological Safety

20. Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety EP 20 Leading complex improvement requires learning, making mistakes, offering alternative perspectives and asking when we aren’t sure about the next steps. To enable this, we need a safe platform for interpersonal risk-taking. In this episode,...
19. Team Health

19. Team Health

Team Health EP 19 It’s time to move beyond the notion of heroic educational leadership. Improvement is a team sport, and leaders need to purposefully team the teams they are in. In this episode, Simon shares his concept of Team Health. He explains what it is, why it...
18. Running Retrospectives

18. Running Retrospectives

Running Retrospectives EP 18 In this episode, Simon shares one of his favourite tools for helping teams reflect, learn and adapt: The Retrospective. This simple routine involves teams systematically working through a series of questions at the end of an improvement...
17. Less

17. Less

Less EP 17 What if the answer was less? In education, we naturally tend to try to solve problems and improve things by adding additional programs, initiatives and responsibilities. Too often, we overlook subtraction as a strategy for improvement. In this episode,...
16. Building Social Proof

16. Building Social Proof

Building Social Proof EP 16 Building social proof is a crucial step in any school change journey. When individuals see that others within your context have embraced the change and experienced positive outcomes, they are more likely to feel confident and motivated to...
15. The Power Of Kanban

15. The Power Of Kanban

The Power Of Kanban EP 15 We are looking for ways to better structure and organise our work during long-term improvement projects. The Kanban approach to team rapid action planning can provide enhanced clarity, motivation and transparency about what needs to be done...