How to Fix a Broken School? Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard

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By James Mills, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International 

In our recent article on Jack Welch, we talked about the importance of developing new leaders as the cornerstone of ensuring success for organisations and the next generation.

This passionate 17 minute TED Talk is given by a Principal from North Philadelphia, Linda Cliatt-Wayman. She shares her experiences of leading and transforming schools labelled as ‘low-performing’ and ‘persistently dangerous’. Her story shows us what is possible when leaders make a stand against all the odds... enjoy!

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By |2018-04-26T11:21:02+00:00Apr 26th, 2018|


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    Sukh Singh 14th Aug 2015 at 10:55 AM - Reply


    Because I am one of them. Man that really woke me up. She is an absolute legend and when she speaks, the clarity of her words and conviction is so refreshing. So what? Now what? That I absolutely love. For myself and for working with others, bringing back that responsibility, power and drive time and time again. An awesome slogan for my life. Knowing that she wasn’t this woman at one point in her life – that she’s become this, her energy is infectious and a real example.

    • Nneka Ene 21st Aug 2015 at 6:01 PM - Reply

      Yes she is a wonderful example and I love her willingness to believe in people as we all seem to have untapped and unharnessed potential that could be of value to the people around us.

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        James Mills 23rd Aug 2015 at 4:44 PM - Reply

        She is incredibly inspiring and a real example of the sort of leadership that we need not only in our schools, but also in all organisations and businesses across any sector of society. What’s clear is that she powerfully combines belief in others with belief in herself – it shows that the mentorship from her mum has the potential to impact thousands of lives.

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