Dr Pak Tee Ng, Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Imperfect Leadership is Steve's reflection on his professional life and work, and it contains the insights of someone who has experienced the thick and thin of the changes in the education sector - offering not only a glimpse into his inner world in leading change, but also a commentary on the shifts that have taken place in the English education system over a period spanning 2004-2017. From the book, one can sense the joys and frustrations of leaders in education, as well as their dedication and sacrifice. Readers will also gain much from the episodes that Steve shares about his leadership journey, as he eloquently argues that the best leaders are those who are aware of their strengths and weaknesses - and who do not try to be perfect at everything, but rather look for people who will make a complete team.
This book could be the perfect gift to encourage those who are humbly striving to improve their leadership - not for perfection, but rather for their service to education.