Tony Gurr

In Educational Leadership on 27/01/2012 at 2:32 am

And, the final re-blog of the night – this one was very popular (esp. with people who, shall we say, have less than the “caring, sharing and effective bosses” we all need 😉 Enjoy…



In my 25 years in the world of TEACHing and LEARNing, I have come across many managers / supervisors that have graduated from the “my-way-or-the-highway” school of thought. Many of you will also know I frequently discuss ideas from the “walk-your-talk” school of leadership.

Now, I know we are warned (by Obi-Wan) that “Only the Sith deal in absolutes” – but I thought it might be useful to compare these two perspectives and look at which form of “educational leadership” might be best suited for a 21st Century Learning Organisation.

Besides, even a Jedi has to look to the dark side now and again.


In the brave, new world of 21st Century education, success now depends not only on an institution’s ability to adapt, but also being able to adapt quickly. If our schools, colleges and universities are to make…

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