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Ep. 11: Celebrate & Course-Correct
Improvement work is often a long-term endeavour. In the messy middle, our teams can lose track of the progress they are making and the lessons they are learning. In this episode, Simon explores the importance of setting up a regular rhythm of celebrating and course-correcting. Simon Breakspear website Twitter Facebook
Ep. 10: Attune with Empathy
How can we more effectively understand and respond to change resistance? Attuning with empathy can provide fresh insights into what’s really happening for those who are experiencing the change on the ground. In this episode, Simon explores simple framework leaders can use to develop a theory of resistance and identify the next best steps. Simon Breakspear website Twitter Facebook
Ep. 09: Running Experiments
If we are going to be successful in leading organisational change, we need to start small. In this episode, Simon explores the critical importance of running disciplined, fast experiments of educational change before scaling up. Simon shows why starting small, moving fast, and failing well is a powerful approach for working out how to make an evidence-informed idea work in your unique context. Simon Breakspear website Twitter Facebook
Ep. 08: We Get To
How can you motivate yourself to engage in challenging work even when you don’t feel like doing it? In this episode, Simon explores a powerful reframing of how we can approach the work in front of us. He shows how shifting from ‘We Have To” to ‘We Get To’ can unlock new focus and energy for change. Simon Breakspear website Twitter Facebook
Ep. 07: Praise Worthy Failures
Are you and your team ready to learn from failure? Simon argues that improvers test and sharpen their ideas by trying things out in the real world of schools and classrooms. The goal shouldn’t be to get everything right from the beginning. But rather to set ourselves up to learn our way forward and make better mistakes every term. Simon shows why building a culture of curiosity and learning from praise worthy failure is crucial for continuous improvement in complex environments like schools. Simon Breakspear website Twitter Facebook
Get simple and practical ideas to enhance your educational leadership in under 20 minutes. Join educational researcher and author Dr Simon Breakspear as he shares key insights and practical tools that can help you to find greater focus, flow and impact in an increasingly overwhelming educational landscape.
Each year Simon Breakspear works with hundreds of schools and thousands of educational leaders. He received a degree in Psychology from The University of NSW, a Master of Science from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Education from The University of Cambridge.