I’ve started a small piece of research using Twitter - the hashtag is #leadershipmetaphors
I’m asking people to identify the predominant metaphor they would use to describe effective educational leadership. I’ll run this through until the 27th April.
The score so far is:
Ship’s captain 2
@Mary10478: Captain of the ship: an eye to the horizon; navigate dangerous rocks; steady in storms; motivate crew; be brave far from harbour
Marathon Runner 1
“@johnoneill13: Marathon runner not sprinter.
Theatre Director – 1 Has a clear idea of the overall structure & works as an ensemble with the actors to create the best end product
Master baker 1
Jazz band leader 1
@realdcameron: It has to be the band leader -like Prince, brings the vision and imagination, lets the band take it on and can still pull it together if it goes off
Air traffic controller 1
“@atstewart: Air traffic controller. (Don’t like word controller) but allowing take off providing safe space as well as safe landing fits.”
Master Builder 1
Tour Guide 1
“@KarDoh: I like the concept of the submariner – sometimes you can cruise along + enjoy the sunshine but mostly you need to explore deep down”