068: Is your strategy disputable?

In this episode, I discuss how you can interrogate your school's strategy to ensure it is disputable. Most people may think that a strategy should be accepted by all and so aim to please everyone with it. However, I often see ones that try to do too much and end up not making the tough decisions.

One way you can ensure your strategy is addressing the tough issues, is to ask if anyone would disagree with it? I discuss the idea of having a disputable strategy and how this can stop you from avoiding those tough decisions.

This means that it should be open to question and debate.

You want your strategy to have some people disagreeing. You want it to be disputable as evidence of the difficult decisions that you have taken during that strategy development. References and Resources Catch up on previous podcast episodes at www.consultjuliet.co.uk/podcast Download your copy of the free eBook ‘The Strategic Independent School Leader’ at www.consultjuliet.co.uk/ebook