'Elections are a lesson in humility – the kind of humility politicians could learn from many in education'

It is rare to see any acknowledgement that it is a team of people who make a success of running the country, as is the case in schools. All good schools emphasise the importance of team leadership.


An important component of authentic leadership in politics and in education is humility – the recognition of one’s own limitations and faults.


I previously wrote that the leadership skills of our political leaders are no match for those of school leaders, and humility – an attribute of all great school leaders – needs to be shown by politicians in the aftermath of the general election.


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