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Jul 19, 2020

Emma Turner is the author of a new book called “Be More Toddler

  • Co head teacher in 2009.
  • 5 babies in 5 years, multiple maternity leaves.
  • Flip leadership and think about it differently.
  • Chocolate buttons - What is it that means the most to you that you are going to hold on to no matter what?
  • The Magic Weaving Business - passion, wisdom, righteous indignation
  • Finding things you think are wrong help you see what needs to be right.
  • Leadership is for the many not the few.
  • Leadership doesn’t have a uniform.
  • It was just us getting on with the work as it needed to get done.
  • You can’t just have one kind of person leading.
  • More people need to learn
  • For some people, experience brings confidence.
  • Leadership is a state of mind.
  • The greatest thing a leader can do is develop an organization that can run in their absence as well.
  • Leadership isn’t difficult - kids do it all the time.
  • Toddlers’ evidence is everywhere.
  • Toddlers lead all the time and they can’t speak or go to the bathroom.
  • Moral buy-in - doing the right thing.
  • Make your place people want to be - children have a huge emotional driver
  • Clear plan for achievement - You know what’s best for that kid.
  • If you get those three things right, everything else falls into place.
  • How to be a transformative principal? See how you can have more adventures in school.

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