High Challenge, Low Threat

This book makes the case that we like doing things that are difficult, that we are a challenge-seeking species. This has implications for leadership, management and classroom practice.

"This book has been informed through thousands of conversations over a 20-year career in education. It shows the lessons that school management teams can learn from leaders in a wide range of other sectors and points to the conditions which these leaders create to allow colleagues to engage with difficult issues enthusiastically and wholeheartedly.

It makes the case that any leadership role is concerned primarily with the relationships between individuals. It is the quality of these, whatever the size of the organisation, which make the difference between organisations which thrive, and those which stagnate."

Dr Lynne Sedgemore CBE

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