Individual Schools, Unique Solutions: Tailoring Management Techniques for School Leadership

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Figures and tables

Figures
1.1 The development of mental models 7
1.2 Single- and double-loop learning 11
3.1 Cybernetic control systems 40
3.2 Negative feedback in school planning 41
3.3 A reinforcing feedback loop 42
3.4 A virtuous circle 42
3.5 A vicious circle 43
3.6 Actions, effects and attractors 44
3.7 Unintended consequences 45
4.1 The process of emergence 52
4.2 Background conditions to self-organisation 57
4.3 Events at Beldene 62
4.4 Events at Enderby 67
5.1 Influences on outcomes 74
5.2 Dimensions of alignment 85
6.1 Positive unintended attractors at Beldene 99
7.1 Paradoxical balancing of personal qualities 114
7.2 Dimensions of paradoxical leadership 115
8.1 Co-evolution 121
8.2 Gesture and response 122
8.3 A cycle of mistrust 127
8.4 A cycle of trust 128
8.5 The behaviour triangle 133
9.1 The route to outcomes 138
9.2 The fitness triangle 143
9.3 Logical levels 149

Tables
1.1 The Cranfield meta-abilities 5
4.1 Self-organising factors at Enderby 69

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter 1 - In the Mind 3
  • Chapter 2 - The Illusion of Rationality 16
  • Chapter 3 - The Illusion of Control 34
  • Chapter 4 - Chaos and Emergence 52
  • Chapter 5 - The Art of Juggling 71
  • Chapter 6 - The Art of Steering 90
  • Chapter 7 - Be a Paradoxical Leader 103
  • Chapter 8 - Cultivate Effective Relationships 120
  • Chapter 9 - Develop Sustainable Strategic Fitness 137
  • Chapter 10 - Manage for Creativity 155
  • Chapter 11 - Value Your Intuition 168
  • Appendix 185
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 193
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