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Creating and Holding the Space

There is a beautiful energy when you seea leader create the space for deep dialogue with someone they lead. The richlistening, the partnership, the deeper questions, the to and fro. A true dialogue, not monologue.Creating and holding the space for the people we lead to have open and honest conversations with us takes heart. Our head will tell us we don't have time, to tell, to analyse not empathise. The heart will say: 'sit with this, stay with this'. The reward is deep understanding, trust, safety and connection. Are you holding the space those around you need?

 This space creates opportunity formoments that matter. They help to create an environment where connection is strong, and the commitment towards the school vision is shared by all - not just by some. It helps people to realise their potential through the belief that they are supported and held as they do the work.  

I read a pertinent article todayabout Chris Cawsey, Principal at Rooty Hill High School andthe small student groups that work with her to set their specificself-competitive goals. A great example of a leader holding the space for deep work. I know that Rooty Hill is led by Ferocious Warmth leaders who have set up with their teams strong professional learning cultures. You can bet there has been many deep conversations where space has been created and held to move them forward.  

The full article is here.

 There is a beautiful energy whenyou see a leader create the space for deep dialogue with someone they lead. Therich listening, the partnership, the deeper questions, the to and fro. A true dialogue, not monologue. Creating and holding the space forthe people we lead to have open and honest conversations with us takes heart.Our head will tell us we don't have time, to tell, to analyse not empathise. The heart will say: 'sit with this,stay with this'. The reward is deep understanding, trust, safety and connection. Are you holding the space those around you need? This space creates opportunity for moments that matter. They help to create an environment whereconnection is strong, and the commitment towards the school vision is shared by all - not just by some. It helps people to realisetheir potential through the belief that they are supported and held as they do the work. I read a pertinent article today about Chris Cawsey, Principal at Rooty Hill High School and the small student groups thatwork with her to set their specific self-competitive goals. A great example of a leader holding the space for deep work. I know that Rooty Hill is led by Ferocious Warmth leaders who have set up with their teams strong professional learning cultures. You can bet there hasbeen many deep conversations where space has been created and held to move them forward. The full article is here. What space is needed in your school for the right conversations?

SHOUT OUT: To all Victorian schools, educators,students and parents in lockdown 4.0 - you are amazing and your resilience anddetermination is something that will define your strength in future years.Sending lots of energy your way.

 

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I'm also excited to be undertakingFerocious Warmth Leadership Programmes with a range of schools this year bothin Australia and the UK. Building leadership teams who are focussed on both head AND heart, results AND relationships, strategy ANDculture. If you are interested in learning more about these, please contact meat tracey@traceyezard.com. 

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