I’ve often been amazed at how ineffective leaders become when they are consciously trying to lead.
They become preoccupied with the look, rather than the substance of things, about their role rather than the circumstances of their team. They tend to be interested in decisive action rather than effective preparation and consideration. They don’t consider alternatives and don’t understand the capacities and deficiencies in their team members.
I cover leadership in these contexts in my new book, available to order here: Future Proof Your School.