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Models of Leadership by Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman’s work on leadership goes some way to explaining how the leadership values and concerns help shape the culture of an organisation, be it a school or a more general setting.

Do you recognise your leadership patterns and organisation in this chart?



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I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

One comment on “Models of Leadership by Daniel Goleman

  1. 4c3d
    July 11, 2016

    Perhaps it not the style of leadership that matters so much as the leader. You can adopt a style, change style or distort a style of leadership but it is the personality that sits behind this that counts. This is particularity evident when things go wrong, when there is pressure on the organisation.

    My own approach to leadership it is best summed up by the way of a poster I designed based on the mnemonic “ENABLE”. I see this as the most apt verb to describe the actions of a successful leader. “Leaders enable” has a certain ring to it I think too!

    What each letter of ENABLE stands for:

    E is for Engage – with those they are leading
    N is for Nurture – both the team and future leaders
    A is for Articulate – a vision, the challenges and the way forward clearly and convincingly
    B is for Bridge – the gap between people, ideas and strategies in order to move forward
    L is for listen and lead with empathy and understanding
    E is for Encourage – all to participate, to challenge and to take risks

    The full article and poster is here:

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