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Don’t let poor communication undermine your leadership

A common source of anxiety among members of staff who are not part of the senior leadership team can be avoided by fostering more reciprocal working relationships, finds Elliot Douglas

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If you have some leadership responsibility in your school, here’s a question for you: how good are you at communicating what you want – and also what you don’t want – to those you lead?

It seems a strange question – after all, this type of communication is a teacher’s trade; every day in every classroom and corridor or playground, a teacher needs to make their instructions clear. And every leader knows that good communication is the key to good leadership – it becomes clear quickly if your instructions have been misinterpreted or ignored.

Yet, how often do you hear teachers complaining about ...

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