7 episodes

Everything rests on leadership. Each fortnight on PiXL’s Leadership Bookclub, Rachel Johnson, PiXL Lead, will be joined by two school leaders to discuss one non-educational leadership book that can change the way we think, teach, and lead.

Reflecting, they talk about the lessons they have learned about their own leadership, and the result is honest, candid conversation, with practical takeaways for all educators.

PiXL is a partnership of 3,000 schools and colleges spanning KS1-5, focusing on equipping leaders and teachers to bring a better future and brighter hope to young people. Learn more at www.pixl.org.uk.

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    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

Everything rests on leadership. Each fortnight on PiXL’s Leadership Bookclub, Rachel Johnson, PiXL Lead, will be joined by two school leaders to discuss one non-educational leadership book that can change the way we think, teach, and lead.

Reflecting, they talk about the lessons they have learned about their own leadership, and the result is honest, candid conversation, with practical takeaways for all educators.

PiXL is a partnership of 3,000 schools and colleges spanning KS1-5, focusing on equipping leaders and teachers to bring a better future and brighter hope to young people. Learn more at www.pixl.org.uk.

    Rebel Ideas

    Rebel Ideas

    The PiXL Leadership Bookclub makes a return this week, with Rachel Johnson speaking virtually with school leaders Sonette Schwartz and Hamira Shah. The trio discuss their key takeaways from Matthew Syed’s book 'Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking’, applying them to a school setting. Could your team be collectively blind, operating in an echo chamber of validation? Where do the best ideas come from – and are you harnessing the power of cognitive diversity to tease them out?

    • 54 min
    Dare to Lead

    Dare to Lead

    Brené Brown’s book ‘Dare to Lead’ holds the central tenet that when we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. In this episode, Rachel Johnson, Nav Sanghara and Aziza Ajak exemplify this leadership approach: they explore vulnerability, perfectionism, self-compassion and fear of failure in this ‘whole-hearted’ and open discussion that we hope will allow you to reflect on your own leadership style.

    • 42 min
    Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    In this episode, Rachel Johnson, Lindsay Skinner, and Joe Sparks gather together to share the insights they gleaned from Patrick Lencioni’s 'The Five Dysfunctions of a Team'. They wrestle with the book, the ideas in it, and what it’s meant for them and examples of how they have handled ‘dysfunctions’ in teams.

    PiXL is a partnership of 3,000 schools and colleges spanning KS1-5, focusing on equipping leaders and teachers to bring a better future and brighter hope to young people. More at www.pixl

    • 39 min
    The Barcelona Way

    The Barcelona Way

    In this episode, Chris Edwards and Matt Burton join Rachel Johnson to explore the ideas in Damian Hughes’ book 'The Barcelona Way'. It is about high performing teams, which we find in schools across the country. Such teams aren't made overnight, nor are they made by accident, but are created by 'cultural architects', who are clear role models of the desired values, and relentless in their determination to celebrate all expressions of where they see this in action.

    • 37 min
    Turn The Ship Around

    Turn The Ship Around

    In this episode, Rachel Johnson is joined by school leaders Colette Firth and Patrick Cozier to discuss David Marquet’s book, ‘Turn The Ship Around’.

    Reflecting on their own experiences in leadership, the trio discusses how they have turned their own leadership situations around, how they have tried to get the best from others, and how they decided the kind of leader they wanted to be. They explore the challenges and opportunities that come with leading others.

    • 42 min
    The Infinite Game

    The Infinite Game

     In this episode, Rachel Johnson is joined by school leaders Dominique Gobbi and James Heale to discuss Simon Sinek’s book, 'The Infinite Game'.  

     Reflecting on their own experiences in leadership, the trio discuss Sinek’s view of an ‘infinite mindset’ and how it could lead to stronger and more progressive school environments. They draw on the importance of collaboration, the notion of ‘worthy rivals’ rather than competitors, and the fallacy of focusing just on performance outcomes as a

    • 40 min

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