Blog from Simon

17. Less

LessEP 17What 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, Simon...

16. Building Social Proof

Building Social ProofEP 16Building 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

The Power Of KanbanEP 15We 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 and...

14. Working in Cycles

Working In CyclesEP 14Working in 5-8 week cycles can unlock new progress and momentum. At Strategic Schools we help teams to get out of yearly implementation plans and into working in shorter, more responsive cycles of implementation work. Simon explains how you can...

13. Build Momentum

Build MomentumEP 13How can you build and sustain momentum through complex improvement journeys? In this episode, Simon identifies the overlooked role of leaders in sustaining momentum through improvement work. He unpacks simple strategies leaders can take to rebuild...

12. Identify Your Must-Do’s

Identify Your Must-Do'sEP 12What are the essential things that only you can do? In our overwhelmed and overloaded state, we often lose the ability to prioritise effectively. Simon unpacks a simple framework for pausing and identifying what matters most right now. The...

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