Leadership Dialogues was always my -˜go to' book when planning for more strategic work towards school improvement. As a head teacher it often gave me initial ideas and impetus that I could then apply within the context of our own school. This follow-up picks up from where the first left off, adding sections on topics such as purpose, engagement and developing evidence based practice.
On the surface, some of the chapters are perennial favourites when it comes to educational thinking; however, the difference with this is the fresh perspectives and divergent thinking it provides. I particularly like the continuing theme of doing things differently - which other educational book would give you the idea of looking at your school as if it were a car, as Harris and West-Burnham have?
Essential reading for those of us lucky enough to be leading education.