The Three Minute Leader presents 101 snippets of advice, provocation and reflection to encourage school leaders as they go about their daily routines.
‘Less is more’ is its guiding principle. Enjoying the role is the key ingredient, together with the three essentials of leadership: humanity, clarity, courage.Education leadership is a people business.
This short compendium is for people who are school leaders, wherever on the globe they find themselves.
About the author
Roy is founder of www.blinks.education working with schools, multi-academy trusts and colleges in the UK and internationally. He was Founding Director of the National Education Trust, following headships in London, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. He has extensive experience of writing inspection frameworks, and has reviewed over 1000 schools, colleges and faculties in Europe, India, USA, Middle and Far East. He served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI), and has been an education policy adviser to the UK and other national governments. Roy is a Visiting Fellow at Reading University, adviser to the Education Policy Institute, and is co-founder of the Mumbai-based foundation Adhyayan. He is the author/editor of over 150 books including the ‘The Restless School’, ‘Success is a Journey’ and ‘The Forgotten Third’. He was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.
‘On days when it can be challenging for busy school leaders to find five minutes to think, The Three Minute Leader provides an invaluable collection of thought pieces. A highly useful reference point in the age of acceleration.’ —David Ingram, Head, Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi
‘Easily digestible nuggets of wisdom shared with optimism are a perfect way to reflect, recharge and regain perspective I will certainly be sharing this gem with my leadership team. —Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust, ASCL President 2019-2020
‘A great read, informative and concise. The term ‘less is more’ admirably fits this publication. Roy has brought his experience and leadership acumen to identify the key elements of school leadership with this publication. A must have for school leaders and aspirant leaders, not just to read, but to keep on your desk.’ — Rob Stokoe, International School Leader