Just keep swimming

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Bizarrely, the Easter holidays ( but not as we know it) the actual time to stop, has been the moment of realisation for me, at just how this new set of demands, brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic, has impacted not just me, but my family.

I haven’t been able to go on a rota, leading a Centre at this time has made the responsibility of leadership very plain in a quite startling way.

Having started the NPQH process last term, I am now wondering if I’m cut out for the lonely place that leadership can be.

Just keep swimming, Dorey fashion, isn’t possible. Inertia is impossible. Sometimes just being is enough. A good friend told me today “ you can’t always swim against the tide, sometimes you need to stop, drift back and wait for your strength to return to go for it.”

Wherever you are, I hope you’re conserving your  strength for the weeks ahead.


2 thoughts on “Just keep swimming

  1. A good leader has some of these qualities. They realise how tough the job is, they understand the emotional demands of the job, they lead by example, they have the young people, they work with, at the centre of everything they do, they still get excited by learning and encourage others to do so, they can acknowledge when they are feeling the horrendous responsibility that comes with being the leader. However, a great leader has all of these qualities. I am lucky enough to work with someone who has all these qualities.
    Keep the faith as, ‘Faith can move mountains’

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