A brief leadership story drawn from the 1996 Everest Disaster Stephen Morales wanted to use lessons from a disastrous climbing expedition in 1996 to illustrate the perils of pressing on too high, too far, too soon as NASBM transitioned to institute status. He was unable to deliver the presentation to conference as planned on the 16th November 2017 and …Continue reading "Everest: a lesson in leadership"
This is the text of the opening address I gave in place of Stephen Morales at the final NASBM Annual Conference (NASBM becomes the Institute of School Business Leadership tomorrow). It has had minor edits to make it suitable for reading but is 98% ‘as delivered’. The slides appear in the text at the …Continue reading "Professional Prominence: opening address from the last NASBM conference"
NASBM is supporting the Department for Education by deploying forty Fellows as efficiency advisors for schools and academy trusts facing financial difficulty. In a move endorsed by Ministers, senior school business leaders will provide free of charge support to schools wrestling with budget deficits and problems with financial management. These experienced school business leaders have been …Continue reading "School Efficiency Advisors: a financial friend for schools in need"
This is the recreated text of an off-the-cuff speech given to close the National School Business Management Awards in London last week http://www.theguardian.com/national-school-business-management-awards-2015 Wow! What a wonderful profession school business management is. It has been wonderful to have so many iterations of the profession here today; from primaries to special schools, academies and secondary schools, …Continue reading "School Business Management is an amazing profession"