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Lessons from the geese

Category: Governance and Leadership | Date: 5 July 2016

by Dr. Robert McNeish     As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an “uplift” for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71% more flying range than if each bird flew alone.   Lesson: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are...

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Leadership And Self-Administration – Are They Compatible?

Category: Governance and Leadership | Date: 5 July 2016

By Michael Harslem   Some might regard the term leadership1 as questionable, the implication being that if there is a leader there must be others who require to be led. Leadership involves telling others what to do, having power over them and imposing one’s will on them. The current image of a leader is that of someone who knows better, who is responsible for others, understands...

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Developing a Culture of Leadership Learning and Service in Waldorf Schools

Category: Governance and Leadership | Date: 5 July 2016

By Christopher Schaefer, PhD   This essay was adapted from a talk given at a Leadership Symposium at Camphill Soltane, January 26-28, 1996: “Leadership in the Culture of Anthroposophical Organizations.” It also appears in a book, Partnerships of Hope: Building Waldorf Schools and Other Communities of the Spirit, published in 1998.   I can summarize my experience working...

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Approaching the inner nature of a Waldorf / Rudolf Steiner school

Category: Governance and Leadership | Date: 5 July 2016

By Michael Harslem   Translator’s note: In this article “Annäherungen an das Wesen einer Waldorfschule”, Michael Harslem approaches the challenge of school leadership by comparing the individual human being with the being of the Waldorf school. Personal leadership thus becomes the key to organisational leadership. I have tried as far as possible to keep to the conversational...

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