Over the last 17 years I’ve been working on a leadership model which captures some of the complexity of the change process but which can be applied in any situation in a simple and useful manner.
What has evolved is the Seven Sides of Educational Leadership which can be used by any educational leader to devise and refine a change strategy. Over the years I’ve used it extensively myself and continued to refine the methodology through trial and error.
The model does not attempt to suggest that one behaviour is any more effective than another but simply that successful leaders deploy a range of behaviours to effect successful change depending on the context and the stage of the change process.
I hope the model is of some use to other people as it is intended to fit with and complement any leader’s personal preferences and strengths.