Don Ledingham

Joining the dots between past, present and future

Wise leaders will appreciate that their staff have a fundamental need to make their mark on the world and enabling this can boost their confidence to try new things

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“Let us learn from the past to profit from the present, and from the present to live better in the future,” wrote William Wordsworth.

By connecting the three sequential states that make up the flow of time, Wordsworth captured a fundamental characteristic of what it is to be a wise leader.

Simply put, the wise leader can make powerful connections between the past, present and future; they are able to use these insights to make “good” decisions that have a positive effect on young people, the school and its surrounding community.

The wise leader can make powerful connections between the past ...

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