Some of the educational bloggers I follow have been blogging about management and leadership this week - must be that back to school week. see John
and Don Leddingham
Meanwhile I have just been at meetings with industry and standards setting bodies who blame decline on education mmm is this Six Degrees of Separation
or more likely they are already looking at the changes that need to come in management and leadership across industry.
A good place to look are the national occupational standards NOS in UK for management and leadership these are developed by the Management Standards Centre
. We use these standards as basis for awards in Scotland and rest of UK and we work closely with the Chartered Management Institute
to make sure our HN awards lead to Chartered Manager Status.
I attended a rather entertaining launch of some new standards in London on Wednesday here are the main points from the morning. Making UK Management and Leadership Skills World Class by 2020: Pioneering Change
In reverse order from twitter (slightly edited with other notes from day)
It started out in quite a focused way and by end - well it's all the fault of teachers and television.
But some useful nuggets - I've not checked these "facts"
On serious note we have some recognised serious shortcomings across the Scottish public and private sectors and we are going to see what else can be done about this and that was why my journey was necessary.
| ||Television finally getting blame for promoting bullying and poor values The Apprentice and Devils Den and the swearing chefs not good role models 12:25 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||lesson from this morning give people around you continual opportunities to step up and take risks manage challenges 12:20 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||where do children learn to be leaders in todays schools ? not enough challenge 12:18 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||leadership and management failures in UK being piled at education's doors. Grumpy corporate rotters or is this insight ??12:14 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||despite credit crunch stilll queues for private schools in london and across UK in Sweden money follows learner this drives up standards 12:12 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||or driven by a lack of values and attitudes to learning there is no simple answer 12:09 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||current school system (england) "only" fails 54pc of young people this is higher than anywhere in the developed world. A scandal and driven by academic snobbery 12:08 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||do you do intense leadership coaching with all staff and offer rewards on how on well they develop the next leaders 11:48 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||have you got staff who are able to "not take " or opt out of responsibility for what they do from beginning to end if so redesign work 11:40 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||don't do top down plans they don't work 11:30 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||good example of mindmaps rather than using business reports massive added value in large corporation over night 11:28 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||still problem at policy level in UK we are too arrogant to look at rest of world 11:26 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||UK low esteem and a lack of pride in achievement and too many managers who don't have proper values , aspirations or goals in private and public sector - ouch 11:24 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||leadership and risk has to be in our industries context but we should all take more risk 11:18 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||chinese best qualified managers and good at identifying their weaknesses deep understanding of skillsets required UK USA too complacent 11:15 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||if you are not growing next leaders in your company or in your industry - serious problems with your leadership and your industry 11:11 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||leaders need constant challenge and validation and should never be too busy to think - reflection should be regular 11:10 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web|
| ||we learn leadership by doing it and being open to challenges not through courses or qualifications How do you move staff around no comfort zones if you want to grow managers and leaders?? 11:06 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
| ||There are no low tech industries but there are too many low tech organisations in the UK 10:54 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web |
What does 'back to school' mean, Joe? :-)
I know we just get to work all year round these days.
I still really miss the students and exploring new things with them.
But don't miss the staff/workroom in August and the reluctant learners there ;-)
My 5 year old starts week on Monday.
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