These are the symptoms of fragmented leadership. And unless these problems are addressed head-on, education and schools are going to continue to struggle to deliver excellence and equity. In my 40 years of experience with hundreds of leadership teams, I've found extraordinary practice in so many places but the majority are unintentionally shooting themselves in the foot by working at cross-purposes. The sad outcome is lost and missed opportunities and high levels of burnout and frustration. The secrets to success:
- leaders need to unite around a shared purpose;
- leaders need to meet regularly and see their personal involvement in these meetings as vital;
- leaders must talk about their successes and concerns;
- leaders must share, network and learn.