I’ve had some fascinating conversations this week with head teachers and senior educational leaders about boundaries.
I’ve had sessions where some leaders are believing that because they are not good enough – they therefore need to prove their capability and thus find saying no (or indeed putting work/life boundaries in place) a massive challenge.
Of course this plays out with them working 24/7, always questioning what they are doing and believing they are responsible for solving whatever is incomplete.
Thing is, where’s the room for others to step in? If there’s no limit to the responsibility we keep taking and taking for the whole challenge, where’s the room or indeed boundary in that for others?
Boundaries are fundamental to create a frame for collaboration, mutual respect and most importantly encourage creativity and commitment…