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6 Strategic Tools For SBLs
Episode 520th April 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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Helen Burge, Deputy Chief Operations Officer, shares 6 tools to help SBLs have more strategic conversations with their Head & SLT… or as we like to call it, ‘The One With All The Tools’…  If you’re a Friends fan, let’s just say you’re in for a real treat!

The episode at a glance:

[4:02] Helen explains why SBLs need a toolkit for strategic conversations with the SLT

[6:06] Helen shares the first two tools for the first part of the strategic improvement cycle – the diagnostic phase

[12:30] Helen talks about ICFP as a strategic tool

[17:22] – We move into the prioritisation phase where a vacuum cleaner takes centre stage…

[22:46] – Helen and I get SMART as we talk about how this tool can be effective outside of performance management

[27:22] – Helen explains how asking ‘why’ can be useful when it comes to tackling someone who says ‘but we’ve always done it this way’

[31:00] – We look at how the tools fit together and in what contexts they can be useful

[34:28] – Helen tells us which of the 6 tools is her favourite and why

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