Claire writes: “Under pressure, with the best of intentions, many leaders end up taking too much responsibility. Emma is a Head Teacher and describes this better than I can:
“A year after participating in the inspirational Transforming Conversations training led by Claire, I can truly say the school I lead and manage has been transformed! A year ago there was an overwhelming dependency on me as headteacher to solve everyone’s problems and find solutions. Since applying the STOKeRS approach there is a greater sense of shared responsibility for identifying and overcoming barriers to school improvement. Today staff unwittingly find themselves using the approach to support one another other more effectively – and I no longer feel overwhelmed by shouldering the burden of others. I cannot recommend this training highly enough!”
This is a great example of how you can create a coaching culture by starting to have conversations differently. When that works well, and it’s simple, others can easily engage differently themselves – as Emma says, unwittingly. STOKeRS is simply a few questions to ask to ensure that we don’t start a conversation until we know what we are talking about today, how we will do that and how, today, we will know that we have done what we needed to do.”
If you want to learn more, join me for the next online training starting in September on Thursday afternoons.
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