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Sir John Rowling is the Founder-Director of PiXL, an organisation of 3000 schools operating together to raise standards through our education system. Here he shares his Leadership Pearls. He draws on his 30 plus years' experience in education to explore what, at face value, might seem like mundane observations from the wider world, but on closer inspection hold valuable lessons for school leadership.

Sir John Rowling is the Founder-Director of PiXL, an organisation of 3000 schools operating together to raise standards through our education system. Here he shares his Leadership Pearls. He draws on his 30 plus years' experience in education to explore what, at face value, might seem like mundane observations from the wider world, but on closer inspection hold valuable lessons for school leadership.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Sir John Rowling is the Founder-Director of PiXL, an organisation of 3000 schools operating together to raise standards through our education system. Here he shares his Leadership Pearls. He draws on his 30 plus years' experience in education to explore what, at face value, might seem like mundane observations from the wider world, but on closer inspection hold valuable lessons for school leadership.

Twitter:

@pixlclub

Language:

English


Episodes

On the basis of professionalism

2/9/2020
What does professionalism mean to you? This Pearl explores what it means to inspirational professionals such as Sir Michael Caine, whose long and successful career provides much food for thought and encouragement, and how being the best version of ourselves could lead to a powerful difference right now. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone automatically. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta production. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a partnership of over 1,600...

Duration:00:13:58

How do you measure yourself?

1/26/2020
What we measure, informs a lot of our decisions and that’s why it’s so important to measure the right things. So how do you measure yourself? I aim to measure myself by those who measure themselves by me. This Pearl will share some thoughts on how to know if people measure themselves by you. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone automatically. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta production. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a partnership of over 1,600 secondary...

Duration:00:10:05

What are your leadership meetings like?

1/12/2020
Every week, sometimes more than once, we have team meetings. What are they like? How do you feel about them? Do you go with excited anticipation or some kind of dread? Here are five ideas that one very famous leader developed with his leadership team that give cause for reflective thought. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone automatically. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta production. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a partnership of over 1,600 secondary schools,...

Duration:00:13:54

Human-ocracy

12/29/2019
When we go to any work there has to be a level of bureaucracy, and quite right too. The danger lies in over-bureaucracy and much recent scholarship has focused on keeping it in its place. This Pearl explores some of the dangers of over-emphasis and considers the powers of humanocracy to release, energise and inspire the people who can make our organisations great. What we need is life, dynamism and vitality. Is this the way? Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone...

Duration:00:09:40

Two key questions

12/15/2019
All of us want our time in our organisation to be successful, and why wouldn’t we? You have a huge influence and your contribution is likely to be the greater if you have good answers to two key questions. These questions are relevant to all leadership in all sectors of life, indeed to life itself. This Pearl explores the questions and looks at some of the answers. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone automatically. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta...

Duration:00:11:01

Satellite dishes

12/1/2019
Most of us do not reach the heights on our own. We need others involved and engaged, and the best people too. This Pearl looks at qualities that make a significant difference, in this case entrepreneurial creativity, seizing the moment and creative imagination. Many of us spend too long trying to correct our weaknesses rather than developing our strengths. The secret lies in harnessing a range of talents including our very own best gifts. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to...

Duration:00:09:05

Don't Be Boring!

11/17/2019
How do you get your ideas into others’ heads? If you bore people you're not going to get them energised. There are ways to avoid being boring when talking to people, which need some careful thought. Host, Sir John Rowling shares his ideas about how to not be boring. Subscribe now to download every episode directly to your phone automatically. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta production. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a partnership of over 1,600 secondary schools, 500 sixth forms, 830...

Duration:00:11:36

Trailer: PiXL Pearls - out 17th November

11/14/2019
Host Sir John Rowling introduces this new series. He shares his aims and what he hopes the impact his Pearls will have. PiXL Pearls is a We Are In Beta production. PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a partnership of over 1,600 secondary schools, 500 sixth forms, 830 primary schools and 75 providers of alternative education. Through our support for schools together we share best practice to raise standards and to give students a better future and brighter hope. For more information visit:...

Duration:00:01:48

Don't be boring!

11/5/2019
How do you get your ideas into people's heads? If you bore people you're not going to get them energised. There are ways to avoid boring people, which need some careful thought. Host, Sir John Rowling shares his ideas about how not to be boring.

Duration:00:11:53